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Second Star to the Right – Denver, Colorado


Bookstore Manager


Who We Are:
Second Star to the Right is a family-friendly children’s bookstore with books, toys, and gifts for all ages. We have daily storytime, a knowledgeable staff and offer special events, author talks & visits, storytimes, and more. Learn more at


Job Description:
We are looking for an enthusiastic Bookstore Manager to oversee all retail aspects of the store. The ideal candidate would have a passion for children’s literature and an eagerness to get kids and families excited about books and toys. The candidate should have excellent customer service skills and an understanding of bookstore retail operations, as well as an enthusiasm for building and implementing procedures as a brick & mortar bookstore with a virtual event and web order fulfillment facet. The ideal candidate will be a team player who can effectively liaise with the store owner, event and marketing staff, the toy team, and the bookseller staff. Previous management and bookselling experience is required. This position is salaried, full time, and requires weekend, holiday, and evening availability.


To apply, please send your letter of interest and resume to


posted April 1, 2021
Tattered Cover Book Store – Denver, Colorado


Vice President of Operations


Job Description: This is a full-time, onsite, position based out of our Colfax location with frequent travel to our other locations. Compensation is a salary of $60,000 to $90,000 annually DOE. Tattered Cover, Metro Denver’s premier indie bookseller, seeks an experienced, motivated individual to join our growing team as the Vice President of Operations. This high profile position will answer directly to the CEO and will play a critical role in ensuring our five bookstores and online operations are profitable, nimble, and innovative. Interested candidates email resume and cover letter to with subject line: VP Operations Position. We are looking to fill the position by May, 2021.


The Vice President of Operations will:

  • Work with the CEO and management team to set strategic direction for the stores and online operations overall, and for each location specifically.
  • Working with the CEO and CFO set and exceed sales and profitability goals for each location.
  • Work with HR to hire, train, and motivate the store managers in each location.
  • Ensure each location meets and exceeds Tattered Cover’s legendary and rigorous customer service standards.
  • Maintaining the physical space & accurate inventory for each location.
  • Work with the buying team to ensure all stores feature a well-curated selection of items.
  • Work with the marketing team and store managers to ensure locations present a robust schedule of profitable events, and that each location has successful in-store promotions and promotional materials.
  • Ensure compliance with all local and federal laws and regulations as they apply to retail locations including COVID compliance.
  • Other responsibilities as they arise.


What you’ll love about this job:

  • The opportunity to contribute to the success of a Colorado Landmark.
  • Running daily retail operations from a global perspective.
  • Taking a leadership role in the growth and expansion of a large, independent, book store.
  • Varied health benefits options: employer subsidized HMO and HD health plans, dental, vision, PTO, and 401K.


What we’ll love about you:

  • At least five years in a managerial role, preferably in a retail or retail adjacent business.
  • A strong understanding of retail finances and scalability.
  • An ability to manage, inspire, and lead staff while hitting key goals set by executive leadership.
  • An ability to problem-solve and work independently
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with Microsoft and Google suite. Any experience with iMerchant or cloud-based retail inventory management software is a plus.


posted April 1, 2021