Bookseller Want Ad

The Twig Bookshop

Here’s a neat help wanted ad for a bookselling employee. Store manager Claudia Maceo of the Twig Book Shop in San Antonio, Texas sent this notice out in their email newsletter.


Able-bodied, book smart, people-friendly, industrious, technologically savvy, part-time employee willing to work for peanuts and a few perks.

Bookselling is hard! If you are not ringing up sales for customers, you are researching titles and authors for customer requests, dusting shelves, mopping floors, shelving and alphabetizing books, calling customers, sleuthing the whereabouts of elusive books, moving heavy (35-50 lb.) boxes of books, arranging cards and envelopes, and setting up chairs for author events.

Sometimes you even go to offsite sales where you must not only find the location, but you must lug books in to the site, conduct sales involving making change from a cash box, and then repack the remaining books to lug back to the store. Once back, the sales must be reported and books accounted for.

After all that (and more), you end up spending your meager wages on books that you cannot possibly live without and at the fabulous restaurants and other fabulous retail establishments that continue to spring up at Pearl.

If I have not burst your romanticized bubble of a bookseller’s life, please e-mail me your resume…. I will e-mail you back regarding the possibility of an interview.

Hiring soon!

That ad makes me want to work in a bookstore!

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Booksellers Recommend Lives Discolored: How Paul Was Lost to Drugs by Aluney Elferr

Lives Discolored: How Paul Was Lost to Drugs by Aluney Elferr

Lives Discovered by Aluney ElferrThe narrator of Lives Discolored begins, “I’ve always been a normal person, I believe. I had a good childhood, and my parents were always present, or at least they were as far back as I remember. I lived with my parents, attending school and sometimes church. Sometimes, I fooled around, just like every kid in the world. And until I was fifteen, I had, I think, a very nice life.”

He continues, “But this is my life story, a story that I find fascinating. And I hope all who read it will reflect on their lives. For this, I spent twelve hours writing. I wrote the story of my life. And the love showed here is the love of God for you all.

“One day, we will find ourselves up!

“Live happy!”

Compiled from a number of true stories, Lives Discolored goes on to tell the sad but enlightening tale of a bright child who falls to drug use but finds his way back after a long, hard journey home.


Here are just a few reasons your customers will want to read Lives Discolored: How Paul Was Lost to Drugs:

  • This book will cause any reader to sympathize with those who are dead-alive, with their only thought of the next drug use, the next gulp, the next breath of death.
  • Through the example revealed in Lives Discolored, readers can learn how to nourish their children and protect them from the pain of drug use.
  • The epilogue of this story features the warning signs of drug use—what parents should watch out for in their children’s looks and behavior.
  • Your customers will learn how to help their children feel good, grow strong, and become self-aware.
  • Profits from book sales go to support a drug recovery program at the NAF Brazil Institute.


Lives Discolored: How Paul Was Lost to Drugs

by Aluney Elferr

112 pages, softcover

ISBN: 978-1481700863

Retail Price: $14.95

Publication date: January 2013

Publisher: Author House

Book website:


Aluney Elferr

Aluney Elferr Albuquerque Silva is a writer, speaker, theologian, clinical psychoanalyst, and master and doctor of theology and psychoanalysis. He entered the Brazilian Association of Psychosomatic Medicine and Federal District Council Federation of Theology.

He is a drug therapist, a holistic therapist, and a Bach flower remedy therapist.

He is vice president of the Brazilian Association of Parents of Drug Users, former president of the Municipal Anti-Drug Council of Manaus, former vice chairman of the municipal anti-drug Manacapuru, and president of the National Union of Advisers on Drugs.

He is the author of the following books: Drugs: The Parallel Universe, Drugs: The Climb, and Owner of Myself: Face Challenges.


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Booksellers Recommend: Link by D. A. Karr

Booksellers Recommend: Link by D. A. Karr

Link by D. A. Karr

Link is a time-travel science fiction novel with a mystery-thriller twist.

Space Time, 2800, Earth. Mankind is caught in a war of survival and time. Imprisoned in this time war, Captain John Garrick and the NSTEA Phoenix become pawns between technology, humans, and what’s left of civilization.

As the NSTEA seals a deal to deliver time technology to the notorious outlaw, Menser, Garrick plots to undermine the NSTEA. Technology becomes the enemy and time an illusion as Phoenix’s crew prepares for the inevitable—a fight to the finish.

The future can be uncertain. Garrick doesn’t live by its rules, and he knows one thing is for sure: kill or be killed.

Tick, tick, tick… Timeliners never die.

They never leave.

We have a hard time keeping this book in stock. Thriller fans love it.” — Mac Jacoby, manager, The Bookseller on Main


Here are just a few reasons your customers will want to read Link and why you will want to stock the book:

  • Reader Review: This book is suspenseful, intriguing, and action filled. Tom Clancy and Clive Cussler fans will enjoy reading it.
  • Link is a post-Apocalyptic novel without the same-old, same-old themes of grunge, gore, and grime.
  • The author follows this basic premise: A story is not a story unless you can make a reader feel something.
  • Link blends a World War II flair with a Battlestar Galactica-like exploration of what it really means to be human.
  • Even Hollywood can’t match this incredible battle between good and evil.

Link is about dudes who become androids, time travel, and some good old-fashioned fighting of bad guys. Those are three things I love, right there.— Joe Crowe


Link by D. A Karr

268 pages, 6” x 9” softcover

ISBN: 978-1500420147

Retail Price: $12.00

Publication date: December 2014

Publisher: The Racehorse with Magic Shoes Productions

Book website:


D A Karr, author of Link

D.A. Karr enjoys writing in a variety of genres including sci-fi, thrillers, mysteries, historical fiction, and screenplays.

Her experience ranges from firefighting in the U.S. Forest Service to law enforcement, IT engineering, and several years with the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center San Diego.


Order from Ingram or direct from the publisher.


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Booksellers Recommend: The Little Book of Do by Kel Landis III

Booksellers Recommend: The Little Book of Do! – Act on Your Passions and Goals for a Life of Success and Purpose by Kel Landis III

The Little Book of Do!

Kel Landis has learned why some people struggle to find success, purpose, and fulfillment, while others seem to have it all.

In this book he reveals that it’s not the achievement of goals that makes life rich and fulfilling, but the journey in pursuit of those goals—it’s the doing part that counts.

Kel identifies the impediments to a life of doing and offers a practical methodology for deciding which pursuits should be delayed, which should be dismissed, and which should be pursued as if your life depended on it.

Filled with practical advice, The Little Book of Do can help anyone live a happier, healthier, and more satisfying life.


Bonus for Bookstores:

Linx Books will add a local bookstore link on Buy the Book tab of their website for any store that stocks The Little Book of Do!

Linx will also offer free Do! buttons for your check out register.

We’ll even contact local press about The Little Book of Do! and mention your store as the place to buy the book.

We want to help indies. If you want us to promote your bookstore, email


Here are just a few reasons your customers will want to read The Little Book of Do! and you will want to stock the book:

  • Tired of kicking your dreams down the road? Start doing what matters and doing it now!
  • If you couldn’t make it through Getting Things Done by David Allen, you’ll find The Little Book of Do! the right size to really start getting things done.
  • Both a call to action for your passions and a roadmap on how to attain your goals, The Little Book of Do is a must read for those who wish to live a life of meaning and fulfillment. – Robert Judge
  • The book sold 20 copies in 10 days in Hudson Books in Raleigh Durham Airport – all impulse buys.
  • Coming in 2015: a national blog tour, many speaking engagements, national publicity, and viral web initiatives – all designed to drive traffic to local bookstores!

“I highly recommend this book to those new to the work force, those still in college pondering their future, those later in life trying to figure out the next step.” — Carroll Borger


The Little Book of Do! – Act on Your Passions and Goals for a Life of Success and Purpose

by Kel Landis III

128 pages, 5.25” x 7.5” hardcover

ISBN: 978-1936961207

Retail Price: $18.00

Publication date: September 2014

Publisher: LINX Corp.

Book website:


Kel Landis III

A founding partner of Plexus Capital, Kel Landis III has over 30 years of experience in banking, financial services, investment management, and private capital. He has also been CEO of RBC Centura Bank and served as a director of Live Oak Bank, one of the leading lenders to small businesses across the country.

His other experiences run the gamut from being president of the Rocky Mount Chamber of Commerce to serving as trustee for The Kenan Institute for Private Enterprise, from serving as chair of the Foundation of Renewal of Eastern North Carolina to being treasurer of a local homeless shelter.


Order from Ingram, Bookazine, or Linx Corp.


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