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NAIBA Fall Gathering 2022

2022 Fall Gathering in Rhinebeck

Monday, October 17, 2022
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM (EDT)

* Registration open until 10/14/22 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

Event Details

Come celebrate Lesa Cline Ransome at the next NAIBAhood Gathering on Monday, Oct 17, 2022 at 4:00pm when NAIBA presents her with the Legacy Award.

The day will begin with two retreats at 11:00am. Owners and store staff will each get private spaces to share their ideas and experiences with each other.  At 1:30pm, the entire group will join for lunch and spend the rest of the afternoon sharing, asking questions, and getting answers from the group.

The Legacy Reception is from 4:00pm – 6:00pm, when Ms. Cline-Ransome will be feted by booksellers and writers from the region.

The registration fee for the day is $25.

Your are welcome to join us for the entire day, or just a portion of it. We will ask you to select the activities when you register so we can anticipate attendance.

NAIBA is providing travel scholarships for this event to make it easier for booksellers from far and wide to attend:

$100 for one night in the hotel

$200 for two nights in the hotel

$50 if you are not using hotel accommodations

After the event, submit your request for this scholarship (and a hotel bill if applicable).


October 17
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM Retreats We will divide the group into two (owners and staff) and give each some space to discuss the issues on their minds.
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Group Think We will join together for lunch and discussions as a group. There is a break at 3:30pm before the Legacy Reception.
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Legacy Reception Together, the booksellers in the NAIBA region will applaud the tremendous body of work from Lesa Cline-Ransome. We will be joined by her many writer friends from the region.

For More Information:

Eileen Dengler
Eileen Dengler
Executive Director NAIBA (516)333-0681
Friend of NAIBA

Lesa Cline-Ransome is the author of almost twenty books for young readers, including Before She Was Harriet and the Finding Langston trilogy. Her work has received a plethora of honors, including dozens of starred reviews, NAACP Image Award nominations, a Coretta Scott King Honor, and a Christopher Award, and has been named to ALA Notable Books and Bank Street Best Children’s Books lists. She lives in Rhinebeck, NY. She is the 2022 NAIBA Legacy Award, and will be honored on Monday, Oct 17 at the Beekman Arms in Rhinebeck, NY.