Education and Retreats

New Voices New Rooms

We invite you to join us for the fourth New Voices New Rooms, August 7-10, 2023 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott. 

For event details:

Publisher and vendors click here.

Booksellers click here. (Details will be available in April)

Need help? Contact us.

Publicity Speed Dating  (register here)

There are THREE (3) Publicity Speed Dating events this year!

Wednesday, March 29 9:30am – 4:30pm, IN PERSON at Gotham Comedy Club (208 W. 23rd St, between 7th & 8th Ave, NYC)  for NAIBA member bookstores.  We are limiting attendance to 25 bookstores. Registration for this event closes on Monday, March 20 so we can prepare the meeting grid.

Booksellers: use the Register Now button on this page and select the Bookseller ticket for this event. The fee is $35

Publishers: use the Register Now button on this page and choose one of the three publisher tickets available (for a full day, morning or afternoon only) The event is free for you.

Wednesday, May 17, 9:30am – 4:30pm VIRTUAL for students of the Event Management Professional Booksellers Certification course.

Booksellers: if you are in the event management class, you will receive separate instructions to register.

Publishers: Please follow this link to register for this zoom meeting.

Wednesday & Thursday, June 14 & 15, 9:30am – 4:30pm VIRTUAL for bookstore members of NAIBA and SIBA. Thursday afternoon will focus on children's-only bookstores and children's event managers.

Bookseller Beach Retreat

Who: Any bookseller who wants a busman's holiday

What: Tours of two bookstores in beach towns just before the season opens

Where: Rehoboth Beach and Bethany Beach, DE

When: Monday & Tuesday, May 1 & 2

Why: Why not?  Register here

We have a block of rooms at the Admiral on Baltimore with a rate of $132.35 which includes tax and fees.

(This event is for NAIBA members. Before you buy a ticket, please login by clicking the "login" button in the top bar of this page.)

Event Managers Strategy Session (May & September)

Please join other NAIBA event staffers on Thursday, May 11 at 1pm to tackle the issue of turning out audience for live events in this not-quite-post-Covid-era. Covid closures turned our jobs upside down, and we'e all still searching for the new right-side-up.  Attendees must be current member of NAIBA. If you can't access your record or aren't in our member database, please email our member manager for assistance:  Join us via Zoom for a conversation to share strategies and emerging best practices. Open to all event staffers in NAIBA stores  Register here for May 11.   Register here for September 21

Owners Retreat (Virtual)

Join bookstore owners from NAIBA & SIBA on Monday, May 22 at 7pm and or Monday, Oct 16 at 5pm for a lively conversation. Check in, share strategies, ask questions, and take a few deep breaths together!  This event is for store owners only and will happen over Zoom. After you register you'll recieve a link to join from the SIBA office.  Register here for May. Register here for October

Book Buzz

NAIBA's 2023 pick of the list and editor buzz sessions have been rebranded as NAIBA Book Buzz, and take place on the first Wednesday of each month at 10am. In each approximately one-hour event, you will hear from three different publishers and/or vendors. Schedule and publishers will be listed weekly in the NAIBAhood News e-newsletter and on the NAIBA website.  Register here