The MIT Press Bookstore • Cambridge, MA • seeking Part-Time Bookseller
The MIT Press Bookstore is looking for a book-loving, customer- and community-oriented bookseller, who is adaptable and prepared to be involved in many aspects of running a bookstore, to join a small, dynamic team.
The MIT Press Bookstore sells books from the MIT Press and from a wide range of mostly scholarly and academic publishers, but has started including more general interest titles as well. The bookseller role entails sales, merchandising, and clerical duties and there is an expectation that the successful candidate will build their knowledge of MIT Press books and publishing disciplines; using a POS system; ordering, shipping, and receiving inventory; stocking and merchandising shelves, providing general clerical support; and representing the bookstore at off-site events.
The ideal bookseller is one who wants to learn about all the aspects of a bookstore, and opportunities for learning are frequent. Weekend availability is a must. This position comes with benefits provided by MIT, and pay is competitive.
Questions? Contact Store Manger Clarissa Murphy (
Apply online via MIT here (search “MIT Press Bookstore” to narrow selection).
posted 3/10/20

Northshire Bookstore • Manchester Center, VT • seeking Children’s Department Staff
Northshire Bookstore is seeking someone to work in our Children’s Department. The ideal applicant would have a love for kids books 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 3/05/20

Trident Booksellers & Café • Boston, MA • seeking Bookstore Manager

Trident Booksellers & Café in Boston, MA is looking for an enthusiastic bookstore manager to work in a leadership role at the store. In this position, you’ll be responsible for managing our booksellers, including hiring, training, and scheduling. You’ll be overseeing the receiving, selling, and returns of inventory. In addition, you will coordinate and promote our offsite event sales. Most of all, we expect someone to be creative and excited about driving our book sales, and engaging with our customers and community. We are looking for someone who will come to us with fresh ideas and a willingness to help push our business forward.

posted 3/05/20

Brookline Booksmith • Brookline, MA • seeking Events Co-Director
The Events Co-Director should be outgoing and possess strong communication and interpersonal skills. They should be comfortable with public speaking. They should be savvy with social media and knowledgeable of literary market trends. Of course, being able to work collaboratively and with a team is a must, but the Co-Director must also be able to work independently to recognize and manage their own priorities, and be able to execute tasks correctly, efficiently, and quickly. This is a full-time position. Please direct any inquiries to Peter Win, Owner & Manager at
posted 2/12/20

Simon & Schuster • New York, NY • seeking Telesales Account Manager
Simon & Schuster is looking for a Telesales Account Manager on the Independent Bookstore Team based in the New York office to sell our complete list—wholly-owned children’s, adult, audio, and distributed client titles—to an account base of 150 independent bookstores across the country. The telesales account manager is responsible for maximizing sales exposure for frontlist and backlist titles by performing analysis and using independent judgment to make recommendations on product selection and quantity to their accounts based on knowledge of both their customers and our titles. To read more about this role (and apply online), visit the Simon & Schuster website.

posted 2/12/20

House of Books • Kent, CT • seeking General Manager
House of Books is a landmark bookstore in Kent, Connecticut, 2 hours north of New York City in the Litchfield Hills. Kent is a vibrant small New England town, home to three prep schools and with a long history as home to writers and artists plus being a tourist destination located near the Appalachian Trail. With approximately 2,000 sq. ft. of retail space plus a large new multi-use gallery and a new adjacent café, House of Books is expanding its role as a local hub and focal point for cultural activity in the area.
The General Manager is responsible for nearly all aspects of store operations including managing a small staff, buying, inventory management, marketing, and event planning. They must be committed not only to the business, but to the local community as well. As the face of the store to the community, the General Manager will have regular daily contact with many Kent residents and local businesses. They will have the exciting opportunity to shape the future of this beloved bookstore. Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience.


posted 10/28/19

Odyssey Bookshop • South Hadley, MA • seeking Bookkeeper
Are you a book lover and a bookkeeper? The Odyssey Bookshop is searching for an experienced full charge bookkeeper to join our book loving team. If you have always wanted to work in a bookstore and you meet the requirements listed below, please either submit your resume & cover letter in person to Joan or Kinsey at the bookstore or email it to us.
Responsibilities & requirements: A/P, A/R, month- and year-end closings, bank reconciliations, cash flow, preparation of reports. Must be highly organized and detail oriented; able to discern priorities and act on them; possess fine verbal, oral, and written communication skills. Experience with QuickBooks and Excel is required. This is an hourly position (approx. 18-22 hours/week) with some benefits. Hours can be somewhat flexible.
Odyssey Bookshop is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and women, people of color, and LGBTQ people are encouraged to apply.

posted 6/25/19

Norwich Bookstore • Norwich, VT • seeking Owner

Penny McConnel and Liza Bernard, founders and co-owners of The Norwich Bookstore, have viewed their business as an unfolding story over the past 25 years. As they put the store on the market, what better way to plan the next chapter than to envision a happy ending set in the near future? 

…It’s August 1st, 2024, and the Norwich Bookstore is celebrating 30 years with happy readers of all ages. The new owners have embraced all the positive aspects of the past and are adding their personal touches to the space and the services offered. Penny and Liza are pleased and excited to have found an energetic and creative new team…

Located in the central Vermont village of Norwich, the bookstore opened in 1994 with the goal of serving the reading and writing community of the Upper Valley, a “micropolitan” region that straddles Vermont and New Hampshire, and includes Dartmouth College. We have achieved that goal and then some, earning industry and regional accolades along the way! The bookstore is busier than ever with a full calendar of author events and a dedicated – and growing – customer base.

Are you interested in becoming part of this exciting narrative? Do you know anyone looking for a beloved community bookstore to shepherd into the future? Please contact Liza Bernard at

posted 6/11/19

To place a listing, please e-mail

NEIBA members are free to post classifieds for help wanted, positions sought, and re-selling goods and services to other stores (e.g., used fixtures, inventory, surplus supplies and other items).

Non-members may place an appropriate classified for $25, payable by check or credit card in advance. E-mail Ali Schmelzle ( to begin this process.

The NEIBA Exchange is not intended for marketing titles from publishers or for other vendors such as wholesalers or fixture companies to market their goods and services to bookstores.

Each member is solely responsible for the accuracy of its postings. The NEIBA Exchange and the New England Independent Booksellers Association are not responsible for any errors.