NEIBA News
October 23, 2019
Fall Conference Attendee & Exhibitor Surveys
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October's Indie Playlist Promotions
Don't miss out! Deadline is November 5.
October's 2 Indie Playlist promotions, featuring collections of titles from independent presses, are ready to be revealed! The themes are  A Jump on the Holidays  and  Gothic Tales .

Indie Playlist publishers are providing additional terms for the titles on these lists. Participating publishers for October include Catapult, Europa Editions, 7 Stories Press, Grove Atlantic, and Beacon Press. Stores can create displays around either — or both! — themes. Displays must include some titles from the above lists but can include additional titles of a store's choosing. 

The prize for best display is $500: $250 for the bookseller who creates it and $250 for the store. 

To submit your display, take a picture and email it 
to  NAIBA   (with a cc to  NEIBA )  by November 5.

For more information about this program, contact Beth:   Beth@NEBA.org
Food for Thought
A round-up of pieces across publications.
Bookstore Fixtures for Sale &
NEIBA Office Furniture for Donation

 Are you opening a new store or renovating an existing store? After 35 years in business, Mark Cheeseman of Concord, NH is closing the the Parable Bible Bookstore and looking to sell its furnishings. This includes fixtures, counters, bookshelves, and equipment. Pieces are priced to move before winter arrives. Photos of available offerings are available here.


Everything MUST go by 10/28! Free for pick-up!*
If your store has any office furniture or supply needs, NEIBA also has you covered! We have bookshelves, office supply shelves, desks, filing cabinets, tables, chairs, and more. We also have crates, file organizers, file folders, binders, and other small items. Photos have been posted to the NEIBA Bookstore Owners Facebook group. (Haven't yet joined? E-mail Ali today! ) Items are for pick-up only, but free to those who make a donation to Binc .*

Social Media Spotlight
The Briar Patch
@briarpatchbooks: Pumpkins and costumes and spooky fun! We have Halloween books in stock for all ages. Drop in and find your next favorite.

Want to be featured? Use #NEIBA in social media posts 
(or tag @neibabooks) so we can see & share your photos!

NEIBA 
Best Sellers   
for the week ended
Sunday October 20, 2019

Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of
NEIBA and IndieBound  

HARDCOVER FICTION
1. Olive, Again New!
Elizabeth Strout, Random House, $27, 9780812996548
2. The Dutch House
Ann Patchett, Harper, $27.99, 9780062963673
3. The Testaments
Margaret Atwood, Nan A. Talese, $28.95, 9780385543781
4. Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens, Putnam, $26, 9780735219090
5. The Guardians New!
John Grisham, Doubleday, $29.95, 9780385544184
6. The Water Dancer
Ta-Nehisi Coates, One World, $28, 9780399590597
7. The Giver of Stars
Jojo Moyes, Pamela Dorman Books, $28, 9780399562488
8. Ninth House
Leigh Bardugo, Flatiron Books, $27.99, 9781250313072
9. The Institute
Stephen King, Scribner, $30, 9781982110567
10. Red at the Bone
Jacqueline Woodson, Riverhead Books, $26, 9780525535270
11. What Happens in Paradise
Elin Hilderbrand, Little Brown, $28, 9780316435574
12. On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous
Ocean Vuong, Penguin Press, $26, 9780525562023
13. The Topeka School
Ben Lerner, FSG, $27, 9780374277789
14. The World That We Knew
Alice Hoffman, S&S, $27.99, 9781501137570
15. Chances Are . . .
Richard Russo, Knopf, $26.95, 9781101947746
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HARDCOVER NONFICTION
1. Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators New!
Ronan Farrow, Little Brown, $30, 9780316486637
2. Blowout
Rachel Maddow, Crown, $30, 9780525575474
3. The Body: A Guide for Occupants New!
Bill Bryson, Doubleday, $30, 9780385539302
4. Me: Elton John Official Autobiography New!
Elton John, Holt, $30, 9781250147608
5. Talking to Strangers
Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $30, 9780316478526
6. Educated
Tara Westover, Random House, $28, 9780399590504
7. The Education of an Idealist
Samantha Power, Dey Street Books, $29.99, 9780062820693
8. Year of the Monkey
Patti Smith, Knopf, $24.95, 9780525657682
9. Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years New!
Julie Andrews, Hachette Books, $30, 9780316349253
10. The Pioneers
David McCullough, S&S, $30, 9781501168680
11. She Said
Jodi Kantor, Megan Twohey, Penguin Press, $28, 9780525560340
12. Letters from an Astrophysicist New!
Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Norton, $19.95, 9781324003311
13. Face It
Debbie Harry, Dey Street Books, $32.5, 9780060749583
14. Know My Name
Chanel Miller, Viking, $28, 9780735223707
15. Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me New!
Adrienne Brodeur, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $27, 9781328519030
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TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION
1. The Overstory
Richard Powers, Norton, $18.95, 9780393356687
2. A Gentleman in Moscow
Amor Towles, Penguin, $17, 9780143110439
3. Unsheltered New!
Barbara Kingsolver, Harper Perennial, $17.99, 9780062684738
4. Little Fires Everywhere
Celeste Ng, Penguin, $17, 9780735224315
5. The Tattooist of Auschwitz
Heather Morris, Harper, $16.99, 9780062797155
6. The Handmaid's Tale
Margaret Atwood, Anchor, $15.95, 9780525435006
7. The Great Alone
Kristin Hannah, St. Martin's Griffin, $17.99, 9781250229533
8. Nine Perfect Strangers
Liane Moriarty, Flatiron Books, $17.99, 9781250069832
9. There There
Tommy Orange, Vintage, $16, 9780525436140
10. Before We Were Yours
Lisa Wingate, Ballantine, $17, 9780425284704
11. The Woman in the Window New!
A.J. Finn, Morrow, $16.99, 9780062678423
12. The Best American Short Stories 2019
Anthony Doerr, Heidi Pitlor (Eds.), Mariner, $15.99, 9781328484246
13. The Witch Elm New!
Tana French, Penguin, $17, 9780735224643
14. Killing Commendatore
Haruki Murakami, Vintage, $17, 9780525435761
15. A Spark of Light
Jodi Picoult, Ballantine, $17, 9780345545008
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TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION
1. The Library Book
Susan Orlean, S&S, $16.99, 9781476740195
2. The Old Farmer's Almanac 2020
Old Farmer's Almanac, $8.95, 9781571988102
3. Born a Crime
Trevor Noah, Spiegel & Grau, $18, 9780399588198
4. Sapiens
Yuval Noah Harari, Harper Perennial, $22.99, 9780062316110
5. Leadership: In Turbulent Times
Doris Kearns Goodwin, S&S, $18, 9781476795935
6. These Truths: A History of the United States
Jill Lepore, Norton, $19.95, 9780393357424
7. Calypso
David Sedaris, Back Bay, $17.99, 9780316392426
8. White Fragility
Robin DiAngelo, Beacon Press, $16, 9780807047415
9. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century
Yuval Noah Harari, Spiegel & Grau, $18, 9780525512196
10. How to Change Your Mind
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $18, 9780735224155
11. The Best American Food Writing 2019
Samin Nosrat, Sylvia Killingsworth (Eds.), Mariner, $15.99, 9781328662255
12. Killers of the Flower Moon New!
David Grann, Vintage, $16.95, 9780307742483
13. The Body Keeps the Score New!
Bessel van der Kolk, Penguin, $18, 9780143127741
14. The Spy and the Traitor New!
Ben Macintyre, Broadway Books, $18, 9781101904213
15. On Tyranny New!
Timothy Snyder, Tim Duggan Books, $8.99, 9780804190114
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MASS MARKET
1. Dune
Frank Herbert, Ace, $10.99, 9780441172719
2. The Goldfinch
Donna Tartt, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316055420
3. Good Omens
Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Morrow, $9.99, 9780062836977
4. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
5. The Wise Man's Fear New!
Patrick Rothfuss, DAW, $9.99, 9780756407919
6. The Diary of a Young Girl New!
Anne Frank, Bantam, $7.99, 9780553577129
7. Past Tense New!
Lee Child, Dell, $9.99, 9780399593536
8. The Name of the Wind New!
Patrick Rothfuss, DAW, $9.99, 9780756404741
9. Doctor Sleep
Stephen King, Pocket, $10.99, 9781982138868
10. The Shining
Stephen King, Anchor, $8.99, 9780307743657
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CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED
1. Room on the Broom
Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler (Illus.), Puffin, $7.99, 9780142501122
2. The Scarecrow
Beth Ferry, The Fan Brothers (Illus.), Harper, $18.99, 9780062475763
3. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
4. The Tale of the Tiger Slippers New!
Jan Brett, G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780399170744
5. Little Blue Truck's Halloween
Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), HMH Books for Young Readers, $12.99, 9780544772533
6. Make Way for Ducklings
Robert McCloskey, Puffin, $7.99, 9780140564341
7. Blueberries for Sal New!
Robert McCloskey, Puffin, $7.99, 9780140501698
8. Dinosnores
Sandra Boynton, Workman, $6.95, 9781523508136
9. The Crayons' Christmas New!
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Penguin Workshop, $19.99, 9780525515746
10. Where's the Witch?
Ingela P. Arrhenius (Illus.), Nosy Crow, $8.99, 9781536207538
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CHILDREN'S INTEREST
1. Guts
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $12.99, 9780545852500
2. A Tale of Magic...
Chris Colfer, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780316523479
3. White Bird: A Wonder Story
R.J. Palacio, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $24.99, 9780525645535
4. Best Friends
Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illus.), First Second, $12.99, 9781250317469
5. Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks
Jason Reynolds, Alexander Nabaum (Illus.), Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books, $17.99, 9781481438285
6. Smile New!
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545132060
7. Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson's Journal
Jeff Kinney, Abrams, $13.99, 9781419740275
8. The Hate U Give New!
Angie Thomas, Balzer + Bray, $18.99, 9780062871350
9. The Fountains of Silence
Ruta Sepetys, Philomel Books, $18.99, 9780399160318
10. Pumpkinheads New!
Rainbow Rowell, Faith Erin Hicks (Illus.), First Second, $17.99, 9781626721623
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CHILDREN'S SERIES TITLES
1. Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls
Dav Pilkey, Graphix, $12.99, 9781338236590
2. The Hidden Kingdom Graphic Novel (Wings of Fire) New!
Tui T. Sutherland, Mike Holmes (Illus.), Graphix, $12.99, 9781338344059
3. The Secret Commonwealth (Book of Dust, Volume 2) New!
Philip Pullman, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $22.99, 9780553510669
4. The Tyrant's Tomb (The Trials of Apollo, Book Four)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $19.99, 9781484746448
5. Boy-Crazy Stacey (Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novel, #7)
Ann M. Martin, Gale Galligan (Illus.), Graphix, $10.99, 9781338304510
6. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: The Illustrated Edition
J.K. Rowling, Jim Kay (Illus.), Arthur A. Levine Books, $47.99, 9780545791427
7. Wayward Son (Simon Snow Series, #2)
Rainbow Rowell, Wednesday Books, $19.99, 9781250146076
8. Sunny Rolls the Dice
Jennifer L. Holm, Matthew Holm (Illus.), Graphix, $12.99, 9781338233148
9. Dog Man New!
Dav Pilkey, Graphix, $9.99, 9780545581608
10. Who is the Mystery Reader? (Unlimited Squirrels, #2) New!
Mo Willems, Hyperion Books for Children, $12.99, 9781368046862