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Bookstore Events and Outreach Assistant – MIT Press Bookstore

We need someone to coordinate the events program, community outreach and marketing for the store. This means planning, promoting, and running the authors@mit series; working with the store managers to find authors, producing materials; collaborating on in-store displays and the outreach strategy; building MIT and community partnerships; promoting the bookstore’s Espresso Book Machine; providing website and social media content updates; directing the production of a monthly newsletter; maintaining the bookstore’s mailing list; and other duties as needed. Starting at $21 per hour,  it’s a 21 hours-a-week job, with MIT benefits.

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 posted 4/24/18


EVENTS COORDINATORNorthshire Bookstore has an opening for a unique position working with authors, publishers, the community, and bookstore staff. The ideal candidate will be well organized, be able to multi-task, have excellent communication skills and be computer literate. Flexible schedule a must, including some nights and weekends. Book and/or industry knowledge beneficial. Please email resume to
posted 4/19/18


Northshire Bookstore, Manchester Center, VT is seeking someone to work in our Children’s Department. The ideal applicant would have a love for kids books and merchandise and an ability to share their enthusiasm with our customers. Qualifications include, children’s book knowledge, experience in retail, familiarity with computers, flexibility and reliability. Come join the Northshire family! Please submit an application online at
posted 4/4/18


David R. Godine, Publisher is creating a unique position for a Sales and Marketing Associate to join our sales and marketing team. This exciting opportunity is perfect for a candidate who has a passion for both the book world and travel. The right person will possess solid communication skills and have a strong eye for detail. Speaking comfortably to small groups is a must, as well as the ability to grow long-term one-on-one relationships. The ideal applicant will be able to work independently and be self-motivated. Relevant experience in the book industry, especially in a bookstore setting, is an asset but not required. Must be good with numbers and proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

The main objectives of this position are as follows:

  • To sell books and build the Godine brand in the independent bookstore community.
  • To work with the Director of Sales and Marketing to create a sales and marketing strategy that enhances this brand and the customer experience with David R. Godine, Publisher.

This full-time position is based in central Boston, but roughly 50% of time would be spent traveling domestically with the remaining hours spent in the Boston office supporting the Director of Sales and Marketing. Must provide one’s own transportation throughout the Northeast and be a competent driver.

About David R. Godine, Publisher: David Godine, Publisher is an independent publishing company headquartered in central Boston and Jaffrey, New Hampshire, publishing high quality adult and children’s books, in hardcover and softcover, fiction and non-fiction.

Please send a cover letter and résumé to
posted 4/4/18


Bookstore Manager, Milford NH

We are looking for an experienced manager with demonstrated abilities to lead a small but enthusiastic staff in our 28 year old store in Milford, NH. The job will entail a variety of duties from working the counter to ordering new titles, reorders, arranging displays and events, and attending to the myriad details that make the store an enjoyable and inviting place to be. An extensive knowledge of, interest in, and curiosity about a broad range of books is essential.

We offer health insurance and pay a major portion of the premium, as well as fully paid dental insurance, paid vacations, employee discounts and a flexible work schedule when possible.

Please contact co-owner Willard Williams in the Peterborough store at 603-924-3543, by email, or by mail: The Toadstool Bookshop, 12 Depot Sq. Peterborough, NH 03458.

More about our stores can be found at our website
 posted 4/3/18


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