Otto's Looks for Buyer
“Otto’s, a booklover’s paradise in the heart of downtown Williamsport” is looking for an interested buyer.
The bookstore has had 174 years of bookselling success but the 81 year old owner needs to retire. Prime downtown location with lease until 10/01/16.
If interested, please contact Betsy.
NAIBA's 2016 Calendar of Events
Another exciting year around NAIBA! Watch the newsletter and website for details. For now, we just want you to get excited.
Announcing the Last Stop on Market Street Handselling Contest
We are so excited to launch the Last Stop on Market Street handselling contest! All NAIBA (and NEIBA) stores are invited to participate in this contest! The goal is to handsell as many copies of Last Stop on Market Street between now and the end of the year. The contest winner will have a chance to host Matt de la Pena!
How do you participate? First, send Biff Donovan (firstname.lastname@example.org) -- or your Penguin Rep -- an email to indicate that you'd like to receive marketing materials for Last Stop. Write soon! Supplies limited.
Participation in the contest includes:
1) purchasing copies of the book from your Penguin Rep
2) sending your rep evidence of promotion (photos of a display, event, newsletter, social media, etc.)
*A winner will be randomly selected from all participants and announced in January.
Ideas for promotion: window displays, pictures of your local Market Street (if you have one!), set up chairs like a bus for story time and give out bus tickets, make a bus from all those cardboard boxes we get for photo ops, include Last Stop on Market Street in your end of year picks and holiday newsletters. Challenge nearby bookstores.
"I must sound like a broken record, however I have to reiterate how important these events are to me. I walk away with at LEAST 1 good idea from every single event. It reconfirms what I am doing, and assures me I have fellow book store owners who genuinely care about me and what they do. I love feeling part of a 'family' and each event makes me a smarter, wiser and happy book seller!!!" - Donna Fell, Sparta Books, Sparta, NJ
The All About Events Retreat was so informative and such a great experience. I am so thankful to you for coordinating these great opportunities. I can't wait to put what I learned into action! - Kate Saporito, [words] Bookstore, Maplewood, NJ
"It was great, fun and hugely helpful. It was a pleasure to meet the publicists and we are already in touch working on some events. Thanks again for setting this up. I’m sure, logistically, it was a challenge. We really appreciate your efforts." - Donna McFadden, Wellington Square Bookshop, Exton, PA
"The Speed Publicity event was very well run with lots a great contacts made. You did a fabulous job getting us prepared for the meetings. Everything was so appreciated by us at Newtown Bookshop!" - Kathy Morrison, The Newtown Bookshop, Newtown, PA
"The Speed Dating event was fun, organized, productive and beneficial. You are superstars!!!" - Kenny Sarfin, Books & Greetings, Northvale, NJ
Welcome to NAIBA, a regional trade association of locally-owned, independent booksellers, and the authors and publishers who enjoy working with them and promoting their books through the independent bookstore. We provide the community, education, awareness, and tools for independent bookstores to succeed. Our region covers New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Washington DC, northern Virginia and West Virginia.
To achieve these goals, NAIBA hosts an annual conference in the Fall to educate and enlighten booksellers and publishers; creates opportunities throughout the year for booksellers to visit with each other and exchange ideas and have problems solved; communicates weekly with our members on industry events, issues, and creative ideas.
"Our membership is worth every penny for all the great services provided to booksellers. Appreciate all your hard work."
Pick of the Season
It's time to practice what we preach.
NAIBA has selected two titles featured at the Fall Conference Editors Buzz program to highlight in regional stores this season. These books have been vetted by our own book committee.
Salt to the Sea
On Sale Date: February 2, 2016
Email email@example.com for an ARC
Lee Boudreaux Books
On Sale Date: February 16, 2016