Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

Books Inc.'s Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Information and Application

Teen Advisory Board Goals and Expectations

Our goal in creating the Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is to foster a community with our Teen readers. We are looking for enthusiastic teens, ages 13-17, interested in all things book related who are able to meet once a month to review books, create interesting displays, volunteer at events, and give informed and unique event and buying input. We currently have an active Teen Advisory Board at Books Inc. Alameda and a new TAB forming at Books Inc. Palo Alto! Review the application linked below for more information. 

TAB Members are encouraged to:

  • Create fun and eye-catching book displays
  • Write creative and fun blog posts
  • Promote Books Inc.’s YA events on personal social media accounts, specifically those hosted in their store
  • Write Shelf Talkers for the YA section
  • Come up with fun themes and craft ideas for future meetings
  • Give buying advice to the Books Inc. Children’s specialist
  • Nominate a Buzz Book
  • Give feedback and advice on NYMBC Teen Events
  • Interview YA authors
  • Create fun book themed events for their respective store
  • Volunteer at author events
  • Recruit fellow book lovers for the Teen Advisory Board
  • Attend other Books Inc. Events
  • Read and have fun!

Meeting Format

Meetings will be 1-2 hours long depending on the pre-planned activities, and will be supervised by the hosting store's Books Inc. Children’s specialist or Manager. We will discuss, as a group, what the members want to accomplish or do at each meeting. However, the most important thing we’ll do is talk about books! Review them, write shelf-talkers, and chat with the Books Inc. Children’s Specialist about what we HAVE to have on our shelves. 

Each TAB is unique to their members and their hosting store, but they are all each encouraged to volunteer at events at any and all Books Inc. locations. They can keep up-to-date on upcoming events via Books Inc.'s event calendar or by asking their in-store contact. If they would like to request a specific author for an event, they can email Books Inc.'s Children's Events Manager, Hannah Walcher, at hwalcher@booksinc.net and she will do her best to convince the publishers to bring them to the store!