October 16, 2019
Fall Conference Attendee & Exhibitor Surveys
Did you attend the 2019 NEIBA Fall Conference? If so, we want to hear from you! Select a survey below to share your thoughts.

The 2019 Holiday Catalog Has Arrived!
Catalog Displays

Don't forget! A $50 rebate is available to stores who display the catalog and a selection of at least 25 titles for two weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas. To receive your rebate check, e-mail display photos to  by February 1, 2020  OR  post a photo to social media during the promotional window. If you post a photo to social media, you must tag @NEIBAbooks (Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter).

Stores whose checks are not cashed by April 1, 2020 will have their 
$50 rebate applied to a NEIBA program of their choice.

Distribution Subsidies

NEIBA offers a rebate for Holiday Catalog media inserts or direct mailings:

  • YOU choose the newspaper that best suits for your store’s market.
  • YOU determine, in conjunction with your newspaper, where inserts appear.
  • YOU send us a copy of your invoice by February 1, 2020 and WE pay half (up to $300).

If you choose to advertise the catalog’s arrival with a newspaper, please consider that the estimated delivery date might change if something is delayed. If seeking a rebate for a newspaper insert, be sure to include the name of the newspaper, not just its printing facility.

To qualify for this subsidy, stores must agree to share sales information on catalog titles with NEIBA. Store-by-store figures will be kept confidential — the only figures shared with publishers are aggregates for all reporting stores.
Apply for the Carla Gray Memorial Scholarship
Binc is accepting applications for the Carla Gray Memorial Scholarship for Emerging Bookstore Activists. This scholarship is focused on finding new readers and ensuring access to books that improve readers’ lives while integrating bookstores even more fully into their communities. The winner will receive up to $1,000 to cover travel and hotel for attendance to Winter Institute 2020, up to $1,000 to cover travel and hotel for attendance to their 2020 regional tradeshow, and a stipend of up to $1,000 to fund a community project.

Applications are accepted through 10/21/2019.

2019 Fall Conference Education Evaluations
An Unlikely Story seeks Part-Time Line Cook, Part-Time Receiver, and Part-Time Seasonal Help
An Unlikely Story is committed to providing healthy and delicious food that is free of antibiotics, hormones and unhealthy oils. We source from local farmers when possible and most dishes can be made gluten-free and/or diary-free. 

We are currently looking for a part-time line cook for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday from 8am to 4pm to create, prepare and cook delicious snacks and food for our customers. The lead cook works as a team member in a dynamic workplace and participates in team activities and meetings. Applications are available below. Please send a completed application (found  here ) or resume to Sandra DePina at

Part-Time Shipper/Receiver (click title for more details )
This part-time position is responsible for accurately receiving books and merchandise into our inventory system as well as returning overstock books to publishers and shipping customer orders. The shipper/receiving must be attentive to details and have the ability to troubleshoot discrepancies. He or she must be committed to completing his or her work in a timely manner and maintaining the accuracy of our inventory data. This position requires computer proficiency and accuracy, and the ability to lift up to 50 lbs., frequently bend and twist from the waist, and stand for long periods. 
The hours for this position are Monday through Friday, 25 to 28 hours per week, fluctuating seasonally and in response to delivery times. Please send a completed application found   here and resume to Emily Crowe at .

We’re looking for upbeat, enthusiastic people for seasonal part-time positions in our café and bookstore. You must love talking to customers and pay attention to the details.  Please send a completed application (found  here ) and resume to Emily Crowe at .
To add a listing to the newsletter 
and website, e-mail
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:
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.

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 will soon be posted to the NEIBA Booksellers and Owners Facebook groups. (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
Porter Square Books
@porter_square_books: Still two hours left to join us at our semi-annual Grown Up Book Fair at  @aeronautbrewing #aeronautbrewery   #booksandbrews #booksandbooze   #indiebookstore

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

Best Sellers   
for the week ended
Sunday October 13, 2019

Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of
NEIBA and IndieBound  

1. The Dutch House
Ann Patchett, Harper, $27.99, 9780062963673
2. The Water Dancer
Ta-Nehisi Coates, One World, $28, 9780399590597
3. The Testaments
Margaret Atwood, Nan A. Talese, $28.95, 9780385543781
4. Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens, Putnam, $26, 9780735219090
5. The Institute
Stephen King, Scribner, $30, 9781982110567
6. The Giver of Stars New!
Jojo Moyes, Pamela Dorman Books, $28, 9780399562488
7. Ninth House New!
Leigh Bardugo, Flatiron Books, $27.99, 9781250313072
8. Grand Union: Stories New!
Zadie Smith, Penguin Press, $27, 9780525558996
9. What Happens in Paradise New!
Elin Hilderbrand, Little Brown, $28, 9780316435574
10. The Topeka School
Ben Lerner, FSG, $27, 9780374277789
11. Red at the Bone
Jacqueline Woodson, Riverhead Books, $26, 9780525535270
12. On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous
Ocean Vuong, Penguin Press, $26, 9780525562023
13. A Better Man
Louise Penny, Minotaur, $28.99, 9781250066213
14. The World That We Knew
Alice Hoffman, S&S, $27.99, 9781501137570
15. Chances Are . . .
Richard Russo, Knopf, $26.95, 9781101947746

1. Blowout
Rachel Maddow, Crown, $30, 9780525575474
2. Talking to Strangers
Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $30, 9780316478526
3. Educated
Tara Westover, Random House, $28, 9780399590504
4. The Education of an Idealist
Samantha Power, Dey Street Books, $29.99, 9780062820693
5. Year of the Monkey
Patti Smith, Knopf, $24.95, 9780525657682
6. The Book of Gutsy Women
Hillary Rodham Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, S&S, $35, 9781501178412
7. Know My Name: A Memoir
Chanel Miller, Viking, $28, 9780735223707
8. Permanent Record
Edward Snowden, Metropolitan Books, $30, 9781250237231
9. How To
Randall Munroe, Riverhead Books, $28, 9780525537090
10. Deep State: Trump, the FBI, and the Rule of Law New!
James B. Stewart, Penguin Press, $30, 9780525559108
11. She Said
Jodi Kantor, Megan Twohey, Penguin Press, $28, 9780525560340
12. Call Sign Chaos New!
Jim Mattis, Bing West, Random House, $28, 9780812996838
13. The Pioneers
David McCullough, S&S, $30, 9781501168680
14. Face It: A Memoir New!
Debbie Harry, Dey Street Books, $32.50, 9780060749583
15. Trick Mirror New!
Jia Tolentino, Random House, $27, 9780525510543

1. The Overstory
Richard Powers, Norton, $18.95, 9780393356687
2. The Great Alone
Kristin Hannah, St. Martin's Griffin, $17.99, 9781250229533
3. The Handmaid's Tale
Margaret Atwood, Anchor, $15.95, 9780525435006
4. The Tattooist of Auschwitz
Heather Morris, Harper, $16.99, 9780062797155
5. Little Fires Everywhere
Celeste Ng, Penguin, $17, 9780735224315
6. There There
Tommy Orange, Vintage, $16, 9780525436140
7. The Best American Short Stories 2019
Anthony Doerr, Heidi Pitlor (Eds.), Mariner, $15.99, 9781328484246
8. A Gentleman in Moscow
Amor Towles, Penguin, $17, 9780143110439
9. Nine Perfect Strangers
Liane Moriarty, Flatiron Books, $17.99, 9781250069832
10. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
Gail Honeyman, Penguin, $16, 9780735220690
11. A Spark of Light
Jodi Picoult, Ballantine, $17, 9780345545008
12. Before We Were Yours
Lisa Wingate, Ballantine, $17, 9780425284704
13. Killing Commendatore
Haruki Murakami, Vintage, $17, 9780525435761
14. The Goldfinch
Donna Tartt, Back Bay, $20, 9780316055444
15. Flights New!
Olga Tokarczuk, Riverhead Books, $17, 9780525534204

1. The Old Farmer's Almanac 2020
Old Farmer's Almanac, $8.95, 9781571988102
2. These Truths: A History of the United States
Jill Lepore, Norton, $19.95, 9780393357424
3. The Library Book
Susan Orlean, S&S, $16.99, 9781476740195
4. Born a Crime
Trevor Noah, Spiegel & Grau, $18, 9780399588198
5. Sapiens
Yuval Noah Harari, Harper Perennial, $22.99, 9780062316110
6. Calypso
David Sedaris, Back Bay, $17.99, 9780316392426
7. White Fragility
Robin DiAngelo, Beacon Press, $16, 9780807047415
8. Leadership: In Turbulent Times
Doris Kearns Goodwin, S&S, $18, 9781476795935
9. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century
Yuval Noah Harari, Spiegel & Grau, $18, 9780525512196
10. The Best American Essays 2019
Rebecca Solnit, Robert Atwan (Eds.), Mariner, $15.99, 9781328465801
11. How to Change Your Mind
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $18, 9780735224155
12. The Spy and the Traitor
Ben Macintyre, Broadway Books, $18, 9781101904213
13. The Best American Food Writing 2019
Samin Nosrat, Sylvia Killingsworth (Eds.), Mariner, $15.99, 9781328662255
14. The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2019 New!
Sy Montgomery, Jaime Green (Eds.), Mariner, $15.99, 9781328519009
15. March: Book One New!
John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell (Illus.), Top Shelf Productions, $14.95, 9781603093002

1. Good Omens
Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Morrow, $9.99, 9780062836977
2. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
3. Dune
Frank Herbert, Ace, $10.99, 9780441172719
4. Doctor Sleep New!
Stephen King, Pocket, $10.99, 9781982138868
5. The Goldfinch
Donna Tartt, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316055420
6. The Haunting of Hill House New!
Shirley Jackson, Penguin, $8.99, 9780143134770
7. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342
8. The Shining
Stephen King, Anchor, $8.99, 9780307743657
9. Murder in the Marais New!
Cara Black, Soho Crime, $9.99, 9781616957308
10. The Left Hand of Darkness
Ursula K. Le Guin, Ace, $9.99, 9780441478125

1. Room on the Broom
Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler (Illus.), Puffin, $7.99, 9780142501122
2. Make Way for Ducklings
Robert McCloskey, Puffin, $7.99, 9780140564341
3. The Scarecrow New!
Beth Ferry, The Fan Brothers (Illus.), Harper, $18.99, 9780062475763
4. Little Blue Truck's Halloween New!
Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), HMH Books for Young Readers, $12.99, 9780544772533
5. The Pigeon HAS to Go to School! New!
Mo Willems, Hyperion Books for Children, $16.99, 9781368046459
6. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
7. Where's the Witch? New!
Ingela P. Arrhenius (Illus.), Nosy Crow, $8.99, 9781536207538
8. Dinosnores
Sandra Boynton, Workman, $6.95, 9781523508136
9. If I Built a School New!
Chris Van Dusen, Dial Books, $17.99, 9780525552918
10. Snowmen at Halloween
Caralyn M. Buehner, Mark E. Buehner (Illus.), Dial Books, $17.99, 9780525554684

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. Best Friends
Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illus.), First Second, $12.99, 9781250317469
4. White Bird: A Wonder Story
R.J. Palacio, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $24.99, 9780525645535
5. Beverly, Right Here
Kate DiCamillo, Candlewick, $16.99, 9780763694647
6. The Fountains of Silence
Ruta Sepetys, Philomel Books, $18.99, 9780399160318
7. Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson's Journal New!
Jeff Kinney, Abrams, $13.99, 9781419740275
8. Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks New!
Jason Reynolds, Alexander Nabaum (Illus.), Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books, $17.99, 9781481438285
9. Drama
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545326995
10. Sisters New!
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545540605

1. Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls
Dav Pilkey, Graphix, $12.99, 9781338236590
2. The Secret Commonwealth (Book of Dust, Volume 2)
Philip Pullman, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $22.99, 9780553510669
3. The Tyrant's Tomb (The Trials of Apollo, Book Four)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $19.99, 9781484746448
4. Boy-Crazy Stacey (Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novel, #7)
Ann M. Martin, Gale Galligan (Illus.), Graphix, $10.99, 9781338304510
5. Dory Fantasmagory: Tiny Tough New!
Abby Hanlon, Dial Books, $15.99, 9780525553977
6. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: The Illustrated Edition New!
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 New!
Jennifer L. Holm, Matthew Holm (Illus.), Graphix, $12.99, 9781338233148
9. Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild New!
Dav Pilkey, Graphix, $9.99, 9781338236576
10. Kitty and the Moonlight Rescue (Kitty, Book One) New!
Paula Harrison, Jenny Lovlie (Illus.), Greenwillow Books, $5.99, 9780062934710