New England Independent Booksellers 2022 (NEIBA)

  • 22 Sep 2022
  • Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI
  • 23


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Choose this option to exhibit ONE (1) title at NEIBA. Please make sure your book metadata is correct at
  • Choose this option to exhibit TWO (2) titles at NEIBA. Please make sure your book metadata is correct at One title featured on table; all titles in catalog insert.
  • Choose this option to list book and/or your publishing company in the NEIBA show catalog. We can include one logo or book cover image with each registration. Do NOT choose this option if you have registered to exhibit in person.

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  • Volunteer for just $25 (the cost of your entry badge) at this important conference to network with bookstore owners and industry insiders behind the scenes.

New England Independent
Booksellers Association (NEIBA)

IPNE NEIBA Exhibit Registration Closes Fri., Sept. 9

Exhibit & Volunteer Hours: Thurs, Sept. 22, 10AM-4PM

Register separately with NEIBA to attend conference educational & social events. IPNE volunteers will have access to some events during the 3-day 9/21-23 conference; some are ticketed separately.

Who do we love? Independent bookstores - and they love us right back!

New England is a hotbed of indie bookstores, and they're experiencing a revival, thanks to the efforts of their loyal customers, bookseller members, and the staff of NEIBA. At IPNE, we know many of these booksellers and engage with them throughout the year. 

We invite you to come and be a part of it all at our cooperative exhibit at this year's Sept. 21-23 show, featuring events like the publisher's rep "Pick-Nic," educational panels, a vast exhibit hall where you can meet upwards of 500 bookstore buyers, agents, publishers, distributors, designers, and other professionals in the industry.

Use #IPNEatNEIBA on social media for a chance to win a free exhibit spot!

Please scroll down to read EXHIBIT GUIDELINES and expect follow-up emails with exhibit details.

Why Exhibit with IPNE@NEIBA?

  • Huge Savings: Join IPNE's collaborative exhibit and save about $500 off NEIBA individual exhibitor rates. Enjoy prominent display of your titles on the IPNE exhibit table. You must be present to represent physical books; or you can list your titles in the show catalog.
  • Free Catalog Insert: The catalog will be distributed to all exhibit visitors by exhibiting IPNE members. We recommend exhibitors include a trackable special offer on their sales sheet for bookstores who order at NEIBA.
  • Indies Helping Indies: During the Sept. 22 exhibit hours, IPNE exhibitors & volunters can promote your books, signings, offers, and events. We'll also promote exhibitors' books via social media, on our live-streaming program, and at live regional events before and during the conference. When you post on or on Facebook, Google+, Instagram, and/or Twitter about your NEIBA exhibit and tag #IPNEatNEIBA, we'll amplify it!
  • Participate & Learn! IPNE exhibitors can attend, network, sign books, and participate in the educational sessions at the conference. NEIBA also offers educational and social events on all three days of the conference.
  • Volunteers: IPNE volunteers get a free badge plus a unique chance to observe and interact with booksellers, agents, and reps. Volunteer space is limited; please email the coordinator by Sept. 10 and wait for confirmation.
  • Pick-Nic Luncheon: Arguably the best deal at NEIBA. the Publishers Pick-Nic sees our IPNE representative will present your book to leading booksellers and sales reps in a "speed dating" style event. Space is limited to 6 books total, and one per registrant, so sign up early using the "Pick-Nic" in the "Extras" on the registration form. Complete information about your exhibited books must be included on your IPNE profile.


  • WHO CAN EXHIBIT: Our cooperative NEIBA exhibit is open to IPNE vendor, publisher, and partner members. Registration and payment is online only. Exhibited books must meet our curation guidelines. Please read all instructions carefully, and ask any questions before registering! For questions about NEIBA that aren't answered here, contact the IPNE show manager via, ATTN: NEIBA Exhibit. 
  • YOUR BOOKS: You may bring as many books as you'd like to give away to booksellers during the conference. Books are not sold at the show, but you may take orders.
  • SHOW CATALOG: Title information will be taken from your IPNE profile, so make sure you update it with your exhibited book information by Friday, Sept. 9. Please make sure  your profile information is up to date and that the books you plan to exhibit are listed there with complete information, ISBN, & cover image.
  • CURATION: IPNE exhibits at the major book shows are curated by IPNE board of directors. Please read our Curation Guidelines and complete the Curation Checklist before you exhibit. We reserve the right to decline a book that does not meet curation guidelines.
  • PROMO MATERIALS: You may display up to 25  4 x 9" rack cards. Our display is not equipped to display different sizes and quantities of promotional material, but exhibitors can hand out collateral such as bookmarks and business cards that they carry on their person or store under the table.   
  • BOOTH ETIQUETTE: Authors & publishers who are not on the event crew may not remain in the booth or block or alter the display in any way.  Exhibitors are expected to represent IPNE and the other displayed books as well as their own and may not place any additional promo materials or banners (also a NEIBA vendor rule).
  • PAYMENT: Registration and payment is online only. We regret that there are no exceptions to this policy.
  • PROFILE: Book data posted on your IPNE profile page must be up-to-date and accurate or your books may not be included in the event catalog insert. Accuracy is the responsibility of the registered exhibitor.
  • QUESTIONS: Please read all instructions carefully, and ask any questions before registering!

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