October 30, 2019
Alert: The NEIBA office is moving!

As of Friday, November 1, NEIBA's offices will be located at One Beacon Street in Boston.

Mail will forward from 1955 Massachusetts Avenue, but the new mailing address is as follows:
New England Independent Booksellers Association
One Beacon Street, 15th Floor
Boston, MA 02108

Our office phone number will remain the same (617-547-3642). Our phone should be operational starting Monday, November 4. If you need to contact the NEIBA office in the interim, please e-mail Beth ( ) or Ali ( ) directly.

Please note: NEIBA's fax number has changed to 617-830-8768.

We hope to see you in our new space soon!
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.

Does your store participate in a town trick-or-treat?
"How to Resist Amazon and Why" zine
available from The Raven Book Store
You may recognize The Raven Book Store of Lawrence, Kansas from its one of several anti-Amazon tweets to have gone viral this year . Last week, the store announced via Twitter that owner Danny Caine had created a zine called "How to Resist Amazon and Why" for indie bookstores and their customers (SRP $3). On Monday, it was announced 26 independent bookstores were receiving the first round of the zine (among them, 5 NEIBA members: Belmont Books , Copper Dog Books , I AM Books , Porter Square Books , and Print: A Bookstore ).
To carry the zine in their stores, NEIBA members are encouraged
to e-mail or DM @ravenbookstore on Twitter.
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:
Food for Thought
A round-up of pieces across publications.

The best-selling writer of more than a dozen
children’s books wants black teenagers
and kids to know that he sees them.
Interabang Books of Dallas, TX is "no longer standing" after a direct hit from a tornado that ripped through Dallas, TX on October 20. General Manager Kyle Hall told local station KERA that the store's dozen employees were "safe and ready to get back to sharing recommendations to fellow bookworms," but in a temporary location. Hall would like the store to re-open in the Preston Royal Shopping Center to "still serve the same neighborhood — the same community." In the meantime, Interabang's online bookshop is open for business!

In times like these, it's important to remember: if you or someone you know is a bookseller in need, Binc can help. 1 in 5 booksellers has experienced a financial emergency in the last 2 years. In 2018, Binc provided a total of $155,000 to 73 booksellers and their families, easing financial burdens brought on by sudden catastrophes such as this one.

Alternatively, if you have considered becoming a recurring donor to Binc, now is the time! Your first month's donation will be matched at any amount , which does double the good.
House of Books (Kent, CT) seeks General Manager
House of Books is a landmark bookstore in Kent, Connecticut, 2 hours north of New York City in the Litchfield Hills. Kent is a vibrant small New England town, home to three prep schools and with a long history as home to writers and artists plus being a tourist destination located near the Appalachian Trail. With approximately 2,000 sq. ft. of retail space plus a large new multi-use gallery and a new adjacent café, House of Books is expanding its role as a local hub and focal point for cultural activity in the area.

The General Manager is responsible for nearly all aspects of store operations including managing a small staff, buying, inventory management, marketing, and event planning. They must be committed not only to the business, but to the local community as well. As the face of the store to the community, the General Manager will have regular daily contact with many Kent residents and local businesses. They will have the exciting opportunity to shape the future of this beloved bookstore. Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

To add a listing to the newsletter 
and website, e-mail
Bookstore Fixtures for Sale

 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.

Happy Anniversary, Buttonwood Books & Toys!
Buttonwood Books & Toys celebrated 30 years in-store on October 19. Congrats!
Do you have news to share with NEIBA?

We want to share it with the membership! In addition to NEIBA Exchange items, send us your announcements, author event photos, op-eds, and everything else to Ali ( ) for a chance to be featured in NEIBA News.
Social Media Spotlight
Northshire Books
northshirebooks : Comfy chairs and good reads!
What more could you ask for on a Friday evening in fall?!

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 27, 2019

Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of
NEIBA and IndieBound  

The bestsellers list will be available on the NEIBA website Thursday morning.