NELA Conference 2012 (New England Library Association)

  • 14 Oct 2012
  • 10:00 AM
  • 16 Oct 2012
  • 5:00 PM
  • Sturbridge, MA


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Price is per book. Choose as many as you have books to display. For catalog display, registration and all materials must be in by September 10. Rate also available to affiliates.
  • Exhibit your book with the IPNE table at NELA. Choose as many as you have books to display.
    Deadline for catalog entry is September 10th. Registrations received after this date can exhibit but will not have an entry in the catalog.

Registration is closed
Join us at the IPNE booth at NELA in Sturbridge MA  October 14-16, 2012
The NELA Opportunity
Librarians look for uncommon books to meet their patrons' needs and consequently favor small presses. And NELA is the one show where you'll find the most New England librarians, staff, and trustees gathered together in one place. They also show an interest in books from New England authors and publishers, as well as other connections to our region.
You don't have to be an IPNE member  to exhibit your books with IPNE at NELA, however members do receive reduced exhibit rates.
  • Members = $55 per book;
  • Non-Members = $80 per book.
If you are not already an IPNE member, learn more on our "Join Now" page. (You must do this first before receiving the discounted member rate for NELA.)
Be included in the IPNE catalog that lists information about each book exhibited including ordering information, and organized by genre, and full contact information for exhibiting publishers.

(New England Library Association Annual Conference)
  • Meet many new prospects from all six New England states.  Last year more 600 attendees were at the show, of which about 65% work in public libraries, 25% in academic libraries, and 10% are in other categories.
  • Talk to buyers. 86% of NELA attendees control buying or influence purchasing decisions. Nearly half are final decision-makers.
  • Find new customers who do not attend national conferences. 56% have never been to ALA and 42% have not attended PLA. Enjoy a sensible show schedule with nearly half of show hours as exclusive exhibit time (with no competing educational sessions), and all refreshments served in the hall .
For general NELA conference information please visit NELA's own website:

Sunday October 14: IPNE's Set-Up : 2:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Exhibit Hours for IPNE tables
Sunday October 2:  4:45 – 6:30 p.m.
(EXCLUSIVE TIME:  5:00 - 6:30 Reception)

Monday, October 15: 9:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. (EXCLUSIVE TIME 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.)
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. NELA Games and Social

Tuesday, October 16: 9:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
(EXCLUSIVE TIMES: 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. and 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
IPNE Move-Out: 
Tuesday, October 16: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Please review the NELA Website here:
General trade show info:

NELA Hotel: Sturbridge Host Hotel, Sturbridge, MA

Any questions please email IPNE's board member Tordis Ilg Isselhardt at

Board member Tordis Ilg Isselhardt will be coordinating our NELA activities. She can be reached at

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