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If you’re an ABA member bookseller, free Classified Ads are a benefit of membership.

  • Classifieds appear on here on BookWeb and are linked to from ABA's newsletter, Bookselling This Week, which is delivered to 15,000 readers (including booksellers, publishers, agents, writers, distributors, wholesalers, and the media) weekly on Wednesdays. 
  • All regular ABA member bookstores in good standing may have up to four free, two-week Classified Ad insertions per calendar year. Additional ads may be purchased at a 25 percent discount off the regular rate.
  • Publisher members are entitled to paid classified (non-commissionable) ads at a rate of $100 per ad. (Note: All classified ads require prepayment.)
  • Non-members are welcome to join ABA to take advantage of classified advertising.

To place a Classified ad or request advertising information, please send us an email.


Job Openings

Sales Floor Manager at Bookshop Santa Cruz   

Bookshop Santa Cruz is seeking a Floor Manager candidate to lead and manage our supervisor and floor staff team. Bookshop Santa Cruz is a large, independent bookstore located in the heart of Downtown Santa Cruz, California since 1966. Be at the center of Bookshop’s life, the sales floor, and work with customers and staff who want to create a strong literary culture. The position includes 16 “off-floor” hours for scheduling and other managerial tasks, plus 24 hours working on the sales floor as supervisor/manager. The rate of pay is for all hours. Weekend and evening availability is required. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Writing the weekly schedules and maintaining daily templates for the store, ensuring breaks/meal times, and working to ensure the schedule allows the store to run smoothly.
  • Hiring, training, and managing booksellers and promoting to create strong supervisors.
  • Working closely with the GM and management team to develop strategies and opportunities to meet the needs of the store,  our customers, and our staff.
  • Opening/closing the store as needed, scheduling, coordinating, and actively supervising the work that needs to be done on each shift (desks, section work, customer calls, etc.).
  • Customer service and relations, including dealing with questions, problems, shoplifters, et al. Ensuring that the store maintains an excellent level of customer service. Develop, maintain, and teach a Bookshop customer service standard.
  • Providing positive acknowledgment and constructive feedback to booksellers. 


  • Experience in scheduling and supervising a large staff
  • Proven leadership skills including good working relationships with co-workers
  • Integrity and professionalism in all aspects of work
  • Organized, efficient, and detail-oriented. Self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Excellent communication skills including conflict resolution
  • Retail and supervisorial experience required
  • Proficiency with Google Docs and the Microsoft suite 

Rate of Pay: $25.00/hour. Includes options for PTO, dental, vision, and life insurance, plus free advanced reading copies and a generous store discount.

Bookshop staff is represented by the Communication Workers of America Union. This position is not in the bargaining unit and will be responsible for implementing and maintaining our union contract.  

Bookshop Santa Cruz embraces diversity and equal opportunity in our workplace. We are committed to building a management team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.

If interested, please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you!




The American Booksellers Association (“ABA”) seeks a Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) to oversee the association’s financial activities. The CFO will report directly to ABA’s Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”).

The essential functions of this job include the following:

  • Overseeing ABA’s financial actions and controls
  • Budgeting
  • Financial planning
  • Managing cash flow
  • Overseeing payroll and HR
  • Overseeing health insurance
  • Overseeing accounts payable
  • Overseeing accounts receivable
  • Managing the association’s Accounting Manager and Director of Technology
  • Meeting deadlines
  • Setting priorities
  • Working independently

Required experience and education include:

  • Accounting degree
  • Demonstrated expertise with cash management
  • Demonstrated commitment to DEI
  • Supervisory experience
  • Risk assessment skills and management experience
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong collaboration skills
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Strong accounting skills and knowledge
  • Knowledge of stock market investing
  • Knowledge of insurance
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong ability to prioritize tasks
  • Creative problem-solving
  • Strong writing skills
  • Strong time management skills
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Superior attention to detail.
  • Strong computer skills with a special emphasis on Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Google suite
  • Strong ability to work independently with minimal team interaction or supervision

Preferred experience and education includes:

  • MBA or CPA
  • Retail accounting experience
  • Nonprofit experience
  • PowerPoint or Google Slides
  • Public speaking experience and/or skills

Work Environment and Physical Requirements:

  • Close mental and visual attention required to perform work dealing primarily with preparing and analyzing data and figures, using a computer terminal, and/or extensive reading.
  • Must be able to sit, stand, walk, talk, and hear. Must be able to do repetitive motion of hands or wrists, finger, grasp, handle, or feel; push and pull with arms; reach with arms and/or hands; crouch, bend, or kneel. Occasionally may need to climb.
  • Must be able to occasionally lift up to 10 lbs.

Remote. This position will require occasional domestic travel and some nights and weekends for conferences, regional events, and meetings approximately 25 days/nights a year. This position may also require occasional work on nights and weekends as business needs dictate.

$150,000+ a year, depending on experience. Benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance; paid sick days, holidays, vacation, and personal days; and a 401k.

Tentative Timeline
ABA will accept applications on a rolling basis beginning September 2024 — watch this space for information on how to apply when applications open — with the goal of hiring a candidate by June 2025 in order to train with the outgoing CFO whose last day will be in August 2025.

Equal Opportunity:
ABA believes diversity and diverse perspectives make our organization stronger, and we’re committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and an association that’s representative of all of our members and the customers they serve. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age; ethnicity; color; race; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity and/or expression; marital, civil union, or domestic partnership status; past or present military service; physical, mental, or sensory disability; national, social, or ethnic origin; neurodiversity; pregnancy; family or parental status; and/or genetic information (including family medical history).

*Important Note:
If you are passionate about ABA’s mission and think you have what it takes to be successful in this role even if you don’t check all the boxes, please apply. We’d appreciate the opportunity to consider your application.

Bookstores For Sale

Imprint Bookstore in Port Townsend, Washington, is for sale.

Have you ever dreamed of owning a charming bookstore in a beautiful seaport town? Well, here is your opportunity to take the reins of a successful business that has been operating in Port Townsend for nearly 50 years! Centrally located in historic downtown, The Imprint Bookstore & Writers' Workshop has been serving locals and tourists alike with a well-curated selection of new books, creative writing workshops & engaging, one-of-a-kind events. With a strong online presence and exciting potential for growth, this business is primed and ready for its next chapter. Please view with discretion and do not disturb staff.
More details can be found here.
To request more information, reach out to Sophie Elan at [email protected].



Black Garnet Books in St. Paul, Minnesota, is for sale. 

Owner Dionne Sims said, "have you ever wanted a bookstore but the idea of scouting locations, fundraising/applying for funds, building out a retail space from scratch, curating (by hand) an opening inventory of 2,000 titles, and doing grassroots marketing for two years sounds like a lot of work? yes? might I point you in the direction of a completely set up, established, thriving, well-loved bookstore in the heart of the capital city of Minnesota? Black Garnet Books! your community bookstore featuring books by BIPOC authors and illustrators!"

Interested parties can contact Dionne at [email protected]. Serious inquiries only.


About ABA

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Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.


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