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Adult Buyer’s Retreat

March 19 - March 20

NEIBA & NAIBA are hosting another Adult Book Buyers Summit. This invitation is meant for adult buyers only.

The event will be on Tuesday & Wednesday, March 19 & 20 at the Beekman Arms Inn, Rhinebeck, NY.

Registration is limited to a total of 24 buyers, or about 12 from each region. First come, first served.

Beekman Arms –  The hotel is $169 for the one night, not including tax. Meals are provided.

Registration is now closed

We have four publishers as our sponsors. The publishers will each be doing something different – some will provide manuscripts for a 2019/2020 title looking for marketing ideas and cover design. Others may have editors on hand to talk about their acquisitions. They are each still working on ideas but this will be an opportunity to spend time with them and your fellow book buyers on focused projects.

A large part of our time together will be in group discussion on challenges, ideas, tips, and discussing books. That agenda will be created by the participants in the retreat.


Tuesday March 19
11am – 12 Noon arrival
12:30pm – 2:30pm Working lunch with publisher
2:45pm – 5:00pm Group discussion
5:00pm – 5:30pm Free time
5:30pm – 7:30pm Working dinner with publisher
7:30 Relax, unwind, read

Wednesday March 20
8:30am – 10:30am Working breakfast with publisher
10:45am – 11:45am Group discussion
12 Noon – 2:00 Working lunch (we are asking everyone to stay through the end)


March 19
March 20


Beckman Arms Inn
Rhinebeck, NY + Google Map