NELA Conference 2014 (New England Library Association)

Exhibit with IPNE at NELA!


October 19 – 21, 2014
Holiday Inn, Boxborough, Mass.

Exhibit at NELA with IPNE!


We love librarians! And they love us indies! This is one of our favorite book shows. Join us in Boxborough Mass. this year for what promises to be another great NELA conference. This year’s theme is "Be Bold. Libraries in the Center Ring." (Circus books, anyone?)

Bonus Opportunity: 

IPNE members who register for at least two of the three fall book shows (NEIBA, NELA, and BBF) will receive a 25% discount on their next membership renewal. Use the code NEIBA2014NELA when you renew!

Since librarians delight in finding uncommon and regional books to meet their patrons' needs, they tend to favor small presses. The New England Library Association show is the one show where you'll find the most New England librarians, staff, and trustees gathered together in one place. They're especially interested in books from New England authors and publishers, and books with other connections to our region as well as general titles.

IPNE members receive reduced exhibit rates, but you aren't required to be an IPNE member to exhibit with us.

  • Members = $55 per book
  • Non-Members = $70 per book.
If you're not already an IPNE member, learn more on our Join Now page.

Your books will be listed in the IPNE show insert. This insert is organized by genre, with information about each book exhibited, ordering information, and full publisher contact information. (You may also choose to place a paid ad that will appear in the Fall and Spring issues of our printed catalog.)


If you 're able to attend in person – at no additional fee, space permitting – you can:
  • Meet scores of bookworms from all six New England states. Expected attendance is 600-700, of which about 65% work in public libraries, 25% in academic libraries, and 10% are in other categories.
  • Engage with buyers. 86% of NELA attendees control buying or influence purchasing decisions.
  • Enjoy a sensible show schedule with nearly half of show hours as exclusive exhibit time (with no competing educational sessions) and refreshments in the hall.
  • Benefit from the NELA show insert in the IPNE 2014 Fall Catalog.
  • If you choose not to be there, IPNE volunteers will engage attendees in conversation, draw their attention to your books on display, and make certain each attendee receives the IPNE Fall Catalog with a NELA show insert.
For general NELA conference information, please visit the organization's websiteHotel Information is here.


Sunday October 19

  • IPNE setup : 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
  • Exhibit Hours: 3:00 – 5:45 p.m.
  • Exclusive exhibit time: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. 
  • NELA Games with Vendors and Attendees 5:45 - 7:00 p.m.

Monday, October 20

  • Exhibit Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 –6:00 p.m.
  • Exclusive exhibit time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. and 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
  • Reception in Exhibit Hall 6:00 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 21
  • Exhibit Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • Exclusive exhibit time: 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
  • IPNE Move-Out: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact show manager and IPNE co-president Tordis Ilg Isselhardt, who is coordinating IPNE's NELA activities:

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