Regional Job Postings

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Tattered Cover Book Store
Gift Buyer

This position is responsible for buying gift items for all Tattered Cover locations, as well as managing inventory control, data entry, and merchandising strategy.


Specific job responsibilities include:

  • Gift Buying/Inventory management at all locations (includes meeting with Sales Reps)
  • Develop and implement merchandising strategies for gift items at all locations
  • Duties/responsibilities to streamline data entry & receiving for our gift department:
    • Creating new gift items in Netsuite
    • Building POs from catalogs and/or invoices  
    • Working with Receiving to prioritize shipments
  • Help to maintain the reputation of Tattered Cover and provide gold-standard customer service
  • Work with other departments for special events, conventions, etc. 
  • Enforce and maintain  theft prevention policies
  • Educate floor staff on all gift items in stores



  • Clear aesthetic vision for the gift department, aligned with store philosophy
  • Strong computer skills; experience with Netsuite preferred
  • Excellent organizational abilities and attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • The ideal candidate would have a collegial approach to the workplace and the ability to adapt.


SCHEDULE:   Full time (40 hours/week)

Send cover letter and resume to Kathy Coble @

Job Announcement posted January 22, 2020

Submissions due January 29, 2020

posted 1/27/20
Tattered Cover Book Store 
Personnel Manager


Job summary:

The Personnel Manager, an integral part of Tattered Cover’s behind-the-scenes operations, reports to the Chief Financial Officer, and is responsible for hiring new employees, managing employee benefits and overseeing performance reviews.

Specific job duties include but are not limited to:

  • Processing applications for employment with Tattered Cover. Greeting and screening applicants seeking employment at Tattered Cover.
  • Reviewing applications, conducting interviews, evaluating and hiring new employees.
  • Arranging initial training for new employees and cross-training for existing employees.
  • Providing daily human resource services for ongoing staff (i.e. questions regarding benefits and operations, etc.).
  • Coordinating the performance review system, and involvement in some reviews.
  • Overseeing the new hire paperwork and exit process.
  • Coordinate Paid Time Out requests with the in-house Payroll department and FMLA requests with management.
  • Coordinating Tattered Cover benefits packages with employees, outside administrators, and in-house Payroll department. The position involves explaining different benefit packages to staff (i.e. health, life, disability, eco passes, dental, workers compensation, 401k).
  • Reconciling insurance company invoices to payroll deductions.
  • Will sometimes act as a liaison between staff and Tattered Cover’s health administrator.


Special requirements:

  • Needs to be very comfortable with the Tattered Cover philosophy and systems.
  • Requires an ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and professionalism, good organizational skills, and a sense of perspective of the entire operation.
  • Must be detail-oriented and comfortable with computers. Competency with Excel spreadsheets and Google Docs is helpful.
  • Communication, tactfulness, and sensitivity with co-workers are very important.
  • Any knowledge of Human Resources procedures is helpful.

Schedule: This is a full-time (40 hour) position based in the Colfax store.

Deadline for Applications: Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Submit cover letter and resume to Kathy Coble:

posted 1/15/20
Tattered Cover Book Store 
Outside Sales Assistant


Tattered Cover is much more than what customers see in our bookstores. We have a robust business filling bulk orders, creating pop-up bookstores at conferences, and coordinating school visits to our bookstores. Together, these activities constitute the Tattered Cover outside sales department. We seek an employee to assist with the work of our Outside Sales department. Specific tasks will include working with the Outside Sales Coordinator to:

  • Respond to requests for bulk orders
  • Work with customers to build lists of books for bulk orders
  • Work with conference organizers to create a Tattered Cover presence at various events in and around Denver
  • Staff Tattered Cover pop-up bookstores
  • Order books from publishers for both bulk sales and conferences
  • Deliver books to customers
  • Create invoices for customers
  • Work with area schools to schedule student field trips to Tattered Cover
  • Work with area parent teacher organizations to create in-store fundraisers for students
  • Other work to support Tattered Cover’s outside sales efforts

This is a full-time, entry-level position that will report to the Outside Sales Coordinator. A flexible schedule, working knowledge of Google Sheets and Docs, strong computer literacy overall, and your own transportation are a must. Candidates should work well autonomously and be detail-oriented.

Prior book industry experience is helpful, but not required.


Please send a resume and cover letter no later than January 29, 2020.

Submit to Kathy Coble

posted 1/15/20
Southern Independent Bookseller Alliance
Executive Director


The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA), a regional not-for-profit trade association, seeks an experienced and entrepreneurial-minded leader to serve as its next Executive Director.  The right candidate will be passionate about books and bookstores, have a solid familiarity with the region and the book industry, and have the strategic and administrative acumen needed to help the organization thrive in the future.


SIBA is a not-for-profit trade association of independent booksellers and others who are an integral part of the booksellers’ success – authors, publishers, vendors and publicists. SIBA’s membership includes 158 core members who are independent, “brick and mortar” bookstores in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. The organization is governed by a five-member Board of Directors with each Director serving a three-year term.  SIBA is deeply committed to upholding the principles of the Carver Policy Governance Model which makes a clear distinction between the policy-making role of the Board and the implementation role of the Executive Director. The staff, which is currently composed of two full-time positions and one contractual employee, operates virtually with each staff member working remotely. The annual operating budget is approximately $500,000. Wanda Jewell, the incumbent, is retiring after a thirty-year tenure as Executive Director.


Current programs are designed to provide skills, informational resources, and tools to enhance booksellers’ success and visibility. They include the annual Discovery Show and SIBA in the Springtime – high energy networking and educational events which draw hundreds of booksellers, authors, publishers, and vendors. Special awards, social media, and marketing tools are designed to increase sales and public awareness of indie bookstores. Also, SIBA’s Peer Review Trust acts as an archive of best practices for bookstores and offers peer review assessments for stores who feel they would benefit from some outside assistance. Priorities for SIBA’s next Executive Director are to continue strong governance practices, enhance strategic capabilities, promote organizational sustainability, build advocacy and partnerships, strengthen communication, improve programmatic and operational focus, seek opportunities to improve diversity and inclusion, and pursue ways technology can enhance SIBA’s overall efficiency and effectiveness.


Additional details about the position and qualifications sought are available

Organizational information can be found on SIBA’s website –

Inquiries about the position and the search process should be addressed to:


SIBA is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse pool of candidates.


posted 11/5/19