NEIBA Announces a New Executive Director - Beth Ineson


Beth Ineson has been announced as the new Executive Director of New England Independent Booksellers Association (NEIBA), succeeding Steve Fischer. Fischer his retirement in October 2017 stating, “My work at NEIBA has been the most gratifying of anything I’ve done in my 47 year career. I am in awe of the professionalism, smarts and hard work that our independent booksellers do on behalf of their authors and communities. Without them my work here could never have happened.” 

Ineson was the "unanimous choice of the search committee and of the board and brings a depth of experience that will serve the association well," according to NEIBA board president Laura Cummings of White Birch Books in the official announcement. Inseon has more than 25 years of experience in the book trade in New England, previously working at Yale University Press, Globe Pequot, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and America’s Test Kitchen. She is also an adjunct instructor with Emerson College’s Writing, Literature, and Publishing Department.

“Independent bookstores are the beating heart of the book business,” said Ineson, who previously worked as a bookseller at Economy Books, a Syracuse, N.Y.–based indie bookstore that closed in 1992. “I’m thrilled to be more actively involved in furthering [their] role as the preeminent place to discover great books, find community, and nurture readers of every age.”


Photo: New England Independent Booksellers Association

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