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Welcome to NAIBA!

We're 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 dues check is one I never mind writing. Thanks for all you do to help us build our business."

Marlene England, Curious Iguana 

Fall Conference

NAIBA's annual Fall gathering will be a virtual event in 2020. We will still present publishers specials and exciting titles, education, networking, author events, and awards ceremonies. But this year it will be over a few more days and will all take place online. If it is deemed safe, we will also host very local gatherings throughout the region. We will share more information as we develop this new version of the NAIBA Fall Conference. 


Holiday Catalog

NAIBA has a 16-page, full color catalog that NAIBA members can order FREE of charge. Exceptional regional and national titles are showcased with appealing descriptions and full color jacket covers. Have them available for your customers in your store, place in other retail outlets, mail to customers, insert in newspapers, etc. An online e-commerce version is available as well. These catalogs are guaranteed to generate new sales. Now, more than ever, take advantage of the print catalog to insert into all your ship-to-home orders, and the new saturation mailing options.


Publisher Advocate

Sales are lost if you don’t know early on what titles are receiving publishers’ support, and it can be overwhelming reviewing catalogs without a reps’ input. NAIBA has a solution. Publisher Advocates are sales reps who have volunteered to provide marked-up Edelweiss catalogs to accounts who don’t work with a rep.

Sign up now to be part of a program that demonstrates our industry’s efforts to ensure the success of everyone.  


Publisher Promotions

NAIBA compiles all the publishers specials in one spreadsheet and emails the excel file to book buyers on Monday morning. Don’t lose track of promotions - sign up to be on this email distribution list.


Book Buddies & NAIBAhood Network

A group of seasoned booksellers have volunteered their time to share their expertise in various store operations. They can offer advice and assistance to NAIBA members whenever you need it.  These “Book Buddies” can work with you on the phone and are amenable to an in-store visit.


Publicity Speed Dating & Press Kits Online

Every year, mid-winter, NAIBA hosts a full day of publicity speed-dating, allowing up to 30 bookstores the chance to have 20 quick meetings with publicists to plan out future events. To support the success of our Publicity Speed Dating, NAIBA is the clearinghouse for our members’ publicity kits, which are posted online. NAIBA promotes this service to publishers constantly, so be sure to have your store’s information posted.  Email us your publicity kit; if you need assistance with content, NAIBA’s website ( has a list of important information required by publicity departments.



NAIBA works closely with ABA on the e-fairness legislative issue, keeping you informed on your state’s legislative agenda and providing the materials and templates to send to your elected officials. NAIBA also is your voice with publishers on business practices.