Bookstore Manager

Job Type

Full Time



Application Deadline



New York
United States


The Center Books Manager will oversee all procedures of the bookstore including staff hiring, training, scheduling, and all day-to-day operations; front- and backlist buying and weekly restocking; special orders, website orders, trade memberships and conferences. Act as liaison to publishers, local community, outside inventory system partners, in-house program director, and financial department. Reports to The Center for Fiction Managing Director and works closely with other staff.


At least 3 years bookstore experience at a management level ideal, with excellent staff management and organizational skills, as well as computer, communication, personal customer service/retail and interpersonal skills. Must be flexible when necessary about schedule, and available for overseeing evening in-store programming when required. Experience with Bookmanager especially helpful.


Center Books is a new independent bookstore within the revitalized and expanded Center for Fiction, opening to the public in Brooklyn in Feb. 2019. (**Manager to start mid-Dec. offsite to hire staff, train on systems, and help with store set-up in Jan.). 

The store will focus on fiction, including fiction in translation and related nonfiction such as essays, biographies and memoirs, criticism and books about writing. Other emphases include independent presses, a strong crime fiction section; graphic novels and work related to the programming of the cultural organizations near The Center. 


Salary commensurate with experience, and includes an excellent benefit package.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

To apply please email our Executive Director, Noreen Tomassi, at by Nov. 20 and include a cover letter, resume, and desired salary range. 

The Center for Fiction is an equal opportunities employer and we value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.