AUGUST 27, 2015: PORTLAND, OR. Are you a card-carrying member of the Multnomah County Library AND a self-published author? This fall we’re launching the Library Writers Project, an opportunity for writers of fiction to get their self-published books into the hands of the most avid readers around—library patrons. Self-publish your work through Smashwords for free. (You must hold all the rights to the work.) Library staff readers will review submissions and choose a number of e-books to purchase from Smashwords and make available to library patrons through the Overdrive e-book platform. Still need to build your writing chops? Multnomah County Library will offer a wide range of FREE classes and workshops through the fall. Get inspired! Learn and practice the craft of writing! And get your books into the hands of your future fans! Find more details about how to submit and the class offerings here.


AUGUST 19, 2015: SEATTLE, WA. Sasquatch Books is hiring an experienced Publicist. Description and application instructions are available here.

June 9, 2015: SEDRO-WOOLLEY, WA. North Cascades Institute seeks an enthusiastic and qualified individual to become the Retail Manager for six retail locations in and near North Cascades National Park. This position is based out of the Institute’s administrative office in Sedro-Woolley, WA and supervises a Retail Associate. For more information about the position and application instructions, visit our website at and click on “Employment” on the right-hand side of the page.

May 12, 2015: BELLINGHAM, WA. The Associated Student’s (AS) bookstore at Western Washington University is searching for a new Trade Book/Gift Buyer and Marketing Coordinator to support the school’s mission to serve as an educational resource and promote school identity and community; provide a diverse population with the materials that bolster learning inside and outside the classroom; purchase, monitors, and merchandises inventory for trade books and non-emblematic gifts that appeal to students, faculty and staff. Details and application.


Jan 2015: HILLSBORO, OR. Established and growing bookstore in Historic Downtown Hillsboro looking for a working partner.  Small new and used bookstore seeking a candidate who can make a small investment and help us grow by taking on some of the workload and developing and implementing ideas.  Must excel in customer service and hand-selling.  Must be organized and able to make competent decisions and be intuitive and responsible.  Spanish speaking would be great as there is a large potential in the Latino community, but not necessary.  Partnership requirements and investment negotiable.  Please contact


PNBA members receive free classified ads in NW Book Lovers. NWBL will list conferences, workshops, contests, and calls for authors as a service to our readers. NWBL charges for all other advertising. Contact PNBA for more information.