Education and Retreats

New Voices New Rooms

We invite you to join us for the fourth New Voices New Rooms, August 8-11, 2024 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott. 

For event details:

Publisher and vendors, exhibit sales is scheduled to open 01/16/2024.

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

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Publicity Speed Dating

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

Thursday, February 29, 2024, 9:30am – 4:30pm VIRTUAL for bookstore members of NAIBA and SIBA. Registration and details TBA.

Tuesday, March 26, 2024 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 18, 2024 so we can prepare the meetings grid.

Booksellers: Register here and select the Bookseller ticket for this event. The fee is $35

Publishers: Register here and choose one of the three publisher tickets available (for a full day, morning, or afternoon only) The event is free for you. We do feature three authors (one at breakfast and two at lunch). Contact Eileen Dengler ( if interested.

Wednesday, May 8, 2024, 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: Link to register for this zoom meeting still to come.

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: May 5, 2024

Why: Why not?

Hotel information and registration details TBA.

(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.)

Bookseller Strategy Sessions

NAIBA understands that each role within a bookstore comes with its own challenges and questions, so we're launching a series of strategy sessions for General Managers, Event Managers, and Frontline Booksellers. Each is a one-hour conversation built around an important topic, led by NAIBA booksellers.

Event Managers: May 16th and September 26th

General Managers: February 20th and September 18th

Frontline Booksellers: April 8th and October 7th

Find out more

Owners Retreat (Virtual)

Join bookstore owners from NAIBA & SIBA on a virtual retreat Thursday, January 25, 2024 at 6pm for a lively conversation. Check in, share strategies, ask questions, and take a few deep breaths together! Our topic in January will be how stores use strategic store vacations - closing the store to give staff time off.  Moderators: Adam Waterreus, Lost City Books, Washington, DC, and Janet Geddis, Avid Bookshop, Athens, GA. (Details for additional 2024 Owners Retreats TBA.) 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 our January retreat. Details and registration to come for our 04/11/2024 and 10/17/2024 Owners Retreats.

Book Buzz

NAIBA's 2024 Book Buzz virtual events take place on the first Wednesday of each month at 10am. In each approximately one-hour and fifteen minute event, you will hear from four different publishers and/or vendors. Schedule and publishers will be listed weekly in the NAIBAhood News e-newsletter and on the NAIBA website NAIBA Book Buzz event listing. Details and Registration Here