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NBAA 2024 Annual Conference: Building Foundations Through Books

  • February 15, 2024
  • 9:00 AM
  • February 16, 2024
  • 12:00 PM
  • Zoom


  • Free ticket for active members
  • For those who are not current members. Note: Admission to the Conference is part of Small (1-3) Medium (4-6), and Large (unlimited) NBAA memberships. Please visit "Join Us" for more information.

Registration is closed

Discover the future of book access at the NBAA Conference, happening on February 15-16, 2024!   

What's in store for you: Explore cutting-edge trends and best practices in the field of book access. Engage in interactive professional development sessions and discuss program initiatives. Learn innovative strategies to extend the reach of your organization.

Virtual Conference: Join us on Zoom for an immersive and accessible experience, with panels, presenters, and networking included.


Day One Sessions 10:30 am - 5:00 pm est.

10:30 am: Networking sponsored by Book Depot

11:00 am: Book Bank Operations: Gain insights into the inner workings of a small, medium, and large book bank. Follow a book's journey from donation to sorting, all the way to being packed and ready for delivery.

12:00 pm: Volunteers: Learn effective methods for engaging and managing volunteers, including strategies for building corporate partnerships and showing appreciation for your volunteers' hard work.

1:00 pm: Marketing: Award-winning public relations and marketing communications specialist, Sherry Goldman, discusses marketing ideas that are actionable and easy to implement with limited time and money.

2:00 pm: First Book/Diverse Books For All: Learn how First Book supports nonprofits in their communities and how our members can work collaboratively to leverage our purchasing impact.

2:30 pm: BREAK

3:00 pm: Impact: Learn how to effectively measure and communicate the success of your book distribution programs.

4:00 pm: Fundraising: Explore diverse fundraising approaches and how to implement them in your nonprofit. Examples will cover Madison Reading Project’s Fashion Show, Book Fairies Readathon, and Books Between Kids Bingo and Gala events.

Day Two Sessions: 10:30 am - 2:00 pm est.

10:30 am: Networking sponsored by Book Depot

11:00 am: Book Purchasing and Acquisition: Learn about sourcing physical and digital books, including choosing suppliers and balancing costs and benefits.

12:00 pm: Community Partnerships: Learn effective strategies for establishing and managing community partnerships for book distribution.

1:00 pm: Game Changers and Pain Points: Uncover the Game-Changers and Pain Points faced by fellow nonprofits when scaling their book distribution efforts to the next level.

*Please note that the session schedule and descriptions are subject to modifications.

Conference Fees are $50 for non-members, but members get access for everyone in their bundle!  If you haven't yet joined the NBAA, please click here to sign up and stay in touch.

Let's come together to make a difference in book access!

Sponsored by:

For over four decades, Book Depot has been a trusted presence in the wholesale bargain book industry, consistently delivering time and cost savings to retailers, educators, and literacy organizations. Our strength lies in providing the most extensive array of high-interest books available. In line with our purpose of Enchanting the Mind, we're committed to empowering literacy organizations by offering them the right books to make a lasting impact on their communities. We firmly believe that books have the power to transform not only individuals but entire communities, and it's this belief that fuels our passion for our literacy program.

The National Book Access Association is a Sponsored Program of First Book. Founded in Washington, D.C. in 1992, First Book is an award-winning nonprofit social enterprise dedicated to eliminating barriers to learning and inspiring young minds.

Contact us at

National Book Access Association c/o First Book
1319 F St NW, Suite 1000, Washington DC 20004

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