Ojai Valley Library Friends and Foundation, Inc.

121 West Ojai Avenue
Ojai, California 93023

The Friends used bookstore, Twice-Sold Tales, is owned and operated by OVLFF, a federally recognized 501(c)(3) California nonprofit corporation. All proceeds derived through the bookstore are used for the benefit of the three Ojai Valley public libraries.

Twice-Sold Tales is staffed entirely by volunteers. From the people who sort the large numbers of donated books andkeep the store shelves well stocked, to the clerks who staff the desk - all do so because they enjoy books, people and libraries; and all is coordinated by the Bookstore Manager.

Bookstore Manager - job description:

The Ojai Valley Friends and Foundation Board of Directors, a nonprofit benefiting the three libraries in the valley, is seeking a volunteer manager for the new Twice Sold Tales Bookstore.  The store is open from noon to 5 pm every day.  In addition there are two library lawn sales, Memorial Day weekend and Ojai Day weekend.

The manager works with an executive committee that assists him/her in different aspects of bookstore operation.  There are currently approximately 25 volunteers working for TST.

The position requires overseeing the volunteers who sort, shelve and sell the books that are donated to the store.  The valued volunteers are the core element of the long-time successful operation of the store, so patience and people skills are needed.  The manager assists in seeing that the book inventory is adequate and appealing.  The store maintenance is also overseen by the manager, tasking others to complete needed repairs or dealing with problems.

Based on the experience of the three managers that we have had in the store's 13 year history, the weekly hours spent average 4-6.  The two outdoor sales events require more substantial time supervising the volunteers those weekends.

If you love books and enjoy the "bookstore" environment, please consider volunteering for this position. 

Contact Susan Bee, (805) 640 0779 or Jon Lambert, (805) 640 8507.