Book Trends Blog

May 23, 2012

Regional Bookseller Organizations by Bob Spear

My last blog dealt with the national level booksellers’ organization. There are also regional bookseller organizations who host tradeshows in the fall and provide much more affordable venues for authors and publishers. The following is information on these organizations and their contact information:

Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association
Cynthia Compton (President)
4 Kids Books and Toys
4450 Weston Pointe Drive
Zionsville, IN 46077
(317) 733-8710
E-Mail: kidsbooks4@msn.com

Deborah Leonard (Executive Director)
GLIBA
2113 Roosevelt
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
(888) 736-3096, (734) 340-6397
Fax: (734) 879-1129
E-Mail: deb@gliba.org
Midwest Independent Booksellers Association
Chris Livingston (President)
The Book Shelf
162 West 2nd Street
Winona, MN 55987
(507) 474-1880
E-Mail: chris@bookshelfwinona.com

Carrie Obry (Executive Director)
Kati Gallagher (Assistant Director)
2355 Louisiana Avenue North, Suite A
Golden Valley, MN 55427
(800) 784-7522, (763) 544-2993
Fax: (763) 544-2266
E-Mail:  carrie@midwestbooksellers.org
kati@midwestbooksellers.org

Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association
Meghan Goel (President)
BookPeople Bookstore
603 North Lamar Boulevard
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 472-5050 
(Fax) 512-482-8495
E-Mail: kids_buyer@bookpeople.com

Laura Ayrey (Executive Director)
8020 Springshire Drive
Park City, UT 84098
(435) 649-6079
Fax: (435) 649-6105
E-Mail: laura@mountainsplains.org

New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association
Lucy Kogler (President)
Talking Leaves Inc.
951 Elmwood Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14222
(716) 884-9524
Fax (716) 332-3625
E-Mail: lucyk@tleavesbooks.com

Eileen Dengler (Executive Director)
2667 Hyacinth St.
Westbury, NY 11590
(516) 333-0681
Fax: (516) 333-0689
E-Mail: info@naiba.com
New England Independent Booksellers Association

New England Independent Booksellers Association

Anne Philbrick, President                        
Bank Square Books                        
53 W. Main Street                        
Mystic, CT 06355                        
(860) 536-3795   
Fax: (860) 536-8426            
E-mail: banksquarebks@msn.com

Steve Fischer (Executive Director)
1955 Massachusetts Avenue, #2
Cambridge, MA 02140
(781) 316-8894
Fax: (781) 316-2605
E-Mail: steve@neba.org

New Orleans-Gulf South Booksellers Association
Britton Trice (Chair)
Garden District Bookshop 
2727 Prytania St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 895-2266
Fax: (504) 895-0111
E-Mail: betbooks@aol.com

Northern California Independent Booksellers Association
Mike Barnard (President)
Rakestraw Books
522 Hartz Avenue
Danville, CA 94526-3808
(925) 837-7337
Hut Landon (Executive Director)
The Presidio
P.O. Box 29169 (mail)
37 Graham St. (delivery)
San Francisco, CA 94129
(415) 561-7686
Fax: (415) 561-7685
E-Mail: office@nciba.com
Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association
Jamil Zaidi (President)
The Elliott Bay Book Company 
1521 10th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 624-6600
Fax: (206) 903-1601
E- Mail: jzaidi@elliottbaybook.com
Thom Chambliss (Executive Director)
338 West 11th Ave., #108
Eugene, OR 97401-3062
(541) 683-4363
Fax: (541) 683-3910
E-Mail: info@pnba.org

Southern California Independent Booksellers Association
Andrea Vuleta (President) 
Mrs. Nelson’s Toy and Book Shop
1030 Bonita Avenue
La Verne, California 91750-5108
(909) 599-4558

Jennifer Bigelow (Executive Director)
133 N. Altadena Drive
Pasadena, California 91107
(626) 793-7403
Fax: (626) 792-1402
E-Mail: jbigelow@scibabooks.org
Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance
Kelly Justice (President)
Fountain Bookstore
Historic Shockoe Slip
1312 E. Cary St.
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 788-1594
Fax: (804) 788-0445
E-Mail: fountain.bookstore@verizon.net

Wanda Jewell (Executive Director)
Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance 
3806 Yale Ave.
Columbia, SC 29205
(803) 994-9530
Fax: (803) 779-0113
E-Mail: info@sibaweb.com
Additional links:
SIBA website
SIBA Trade Show
Authors ‘Round the South

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