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NAIBA Fall Conference

Saturday, October 15 - Monday, October 17, 2016

Hyatt Regency Baltimore on the Inner Harbor

Online Registration is closed - please come to the event and register there


Starting at 8am on Saturday, October 15, 2016 until approximately 1:30pm the Light Street entrance for the hotel will be restricted for the marathon.  All guests must access the hotel via the Charles Street Entrance.  Our valet team will be available and able to assist you upon arrival.

Real time traffic and road closure updates can be viewed at

Download the Conference Program

Download "Welcome to the NAIBA Conference" for information to prepare you for the conference.

Quick Schedule Overview:

Saturday, Oct. 15:  ABA Financial workshop; Bookstore tour sponsored by Baker & Taylor; Preview Supper; Exhibit set-up

Sunday, Oct. 16: Author breakfast; Education;  Publishers Marketplace in the afternoon; Awards Banquet

Monday, Oct. 17: Author breakfast; Education; Movable Feast lunch

The NAIBA Fall Conference is a regional trade show that supports and celebrates independent bookselling, authors and publishers.

The annual two-day conference consists of bookseller education, networking, author events, and award ceremonies. Publisher display tables with their Fall, Winter and Spring picks of the lists are a hit in our exhibit hall. Reps are there to help you sell books using winning marketing tips, author appearances, and promotional products.

Hyatt Regency Baltimore, 300 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

Important hotel update: as of 9/14/16 the NAIBA block of hotel rooms at the Hyatt is sold out. We must wait until at least 9/23/16 to find out if we can secure more rooms. You may email NAIBA to be put on a waiting list. But do not wait! Secure a room in Baltimore by any means possible. Below are hotels nearby that gave us rooms for Friday night. Call and see if you can secure a room at one of those properties. Call, don't use the online system. 

Hotel Reservations:  $159/night. Discount rate expires 9/23/16 or until we've filled our block of room. Online reservations: or call: 1-888-421-1442

***The Hyatt is sold out Friday night. For hotel rooms on Friday night, we've contracted with several other hotels. You may book these hotels for Friday night, and then book rooms at the Hyatt for Saturday night and the rest of your stay. The hotels are:

Sheraton Inner Harbor. The rate is $219 and they only have rooms on Friday night. Click here for the Sheraton reservation system. 

Renaissance Harborplace Hotel: Click here for reservations at $209

Hilton Baltimore: call 1-800-774-1500 and mention NAIBA. Click here for online reservations. Rate is $179 for Friday night.

The Fall Conference is FREE to all NAIBA bookstore members.

The NAIBA Fall Conference is the time to discover.  Discover new books, new colleagues, new authors, new ideas. It is the place to socialize and visualize. 

NAIBA attendees are receiving a 25% discount off all ticket prices.

NEW to the CONFERENCE? Bookstores who haven't attended in the past can get a free ticket package and a $100 hotel rebate. Purchase your full conference package here then check in with Doreen at the conference registration desk. Following the conference, submit your hotel bill to Rebates will be processed after the conference.

ALL NAIBA member bookstores who register for the Fall Conference by Sept 1 also receive a $50 rebate for imprinting their holiday catalogs.


At 4pm on Sunday, docent children's booksellers will lead us on a tour of the exhibit floor to discuss bookseller picks of the lists.

For more information, please contact:
Eileen Dengler, NAIBA Executive Director 516-333-0681