Who do we love? Independent bookstores - and they love us! New England is a hotbed of indie bookstores, and they're experiencing a revival, thanks in part to the efforts of the bookseller members and staff of NEIBA. Come and be a part of it!
By exhibiting with IPNE, your titles are presented an estimated 1,000 actively interested individual booksellers, 250 independent bookstores, and hundreds of top buyers, editors, authors, and industry insiders at the largest regional show of its kind in the U.S.
Best of all, IPNE exhibitors get live, informed representation by IPNE officers and members with local-market knowledge. We know many of these booksellers and engage with them throughout the year.
Please scroll down to read EVENT GUIDELINES and expect followup emails with exhibit details.
NEIBA offers several special events, including separately promoted autographing sessions, breakfasts, luncheons, and banquets throughout the conference; there are also free and paid educational sessions. Register on the NEIBA website.
PLEASE NOTE: NEIBA is open to IPNE vendor, publisher, and partner members. Registration is online only. Exhibited books must meet our curation guidelines. Please read all instructions carefully, and ask any questions before registering! For questions about NEIBA that aren't answered here, contact the IPNE show manager or call 339-368-8229.
These guidelines are designed to help IPNE more efficiently and effectively represent our members and our mission.
SHIP BOOKS: Please send two display copies of each book addressed to IPNE@NEIBA, 10 Court Street #206, Arlington MA 02476-0206, to arrive no later than Sept. 5.
CURATION: IPNE exhibits at the major book shows will be curated by IPNE and the IPNE Book Awards judges. Please read Curation Guidelines and complete the Curation Checklist before you exhibit.
PROMO MATERIALS: You may include 25 4 x 9" rack cards. Our display is not equipped to handle different sizes and quantities of promotional material.
BOOTH ETIQUETTE: Authors & publishers who are not on the event crew may not remain in the booth or alter the display in any way. This will allow visitors to access and buy your books more easily.
ELIGIBILITY: Major book shows like NEIBA are open to IPNE associate, vendor, publisher, and partner members. Partner organizations get a membership discount.
PAYMENT: Registration is online only. if you are unable to register online, please contact our bookkeeper, and allow up to 2 weeks processing time.
PROFILE: Book data posted on your IPNE profile page must be -up-to-date and accurate or your books may not be included in the Event catalog insert. Accuracy is the responsibility of the member.
QUESTIONS: Please read all instructions carefully, and ask any questions before registering!
SHIPPING: All books must be received at least two weeks before the exhibit.