Disasters/Relief

    Binc Announces Disaster Recovery Pilot Program for Stores

    The Book Industry Charitable Foundation has launched a new program aimed at keeping bookstore staff employed by helping a store quickly return to normal business operations in the wake of a disaster.

    2017 Binc Higher Education Scholarship Winners Named

    The Book Industry Charitable Foundation has announced the 27 recipients of scholarship awards amounting to $109,000 as part of the organization’s 2017 Higher Education Scholarships program.

    Accident Leaves Stirling Books & Brew Co-Owner Paralyzed

    Jim and Staci Stuart of Albion, Michigan, will open Stirling Books & Brew in July, despite an accident during renovations last month that left Staci paralyzed.

    Publishers Pledge Funds to Binc Foundation

    The Book Industry Charitable Foundation has announced that the industry’s leading publishers have committed significant financial support to help the organization provide financial assistance to booksellers facing unexpected challenges.

    Binc’s Annual Campaign to Sustain Sets New Goal

    The Book Industry Charitable Foundation kicked off its third annual Campaign to Sustain on May 1. This year’s fundraising campaign aims to add 80 new sustaining donors by June 5.

    AdventureKEEN Becomes Binc’s First Publisher Promotion Partner

    Through a new initiative, SHOP LOCAL, LIVE LOCAL, AdventureKEEN will donate 100 percent of profits from the sale of its titles at independent bookstores this June to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation.

    Forever a Binc-ista

    Denise Chávez, the owner of Casa Camino Real Bookstore in Las Cruces, New Mexico, explains how a Book Industry Charitable Foundation scholarship to Winter Institute 12 changed her life.

    March 6 Application Deadline for Binc Higher Education Scholarships

    The Book Industry Charitable Foundation is accepting applications for its 2017 higher education scholarships for booksellers and their dependents through March 6.

    Binc Foundation Opens Application for 2017 Higher Education Scholarships

    The Book Industry Charitable Foundation is accepting applications for its 2017 higher education scholarship program for booksellers and their dependents from now through March 6, 2017.

    “Think Binc” Fundraising Campaign Seeks Donations to Reach Year-End Goal

    The Book Industry Charitable Foundation is close to its goal of raising $100,000 to help booksellers in need; however, in the past month it has received a record number of requests for assistance.

    BTW News Briefs

    Binc Foundation launches “Think Binc” fundraising campaign; E-commerce tops shopping in brick-and-mortar stores over Black Friday weekend; Esteemed authors and translators to attend 2016 New Literature From Europe Festival; Book Industry Study Group expands 2017 programming; Forbes and Advantage Media Group launch ForbesBooks

    Southern Booksellers Return to Business After Hurricane Matthew

    Hurricane Matthew took a big bite out of Columbus Day weekend business but several booksellers in the Southeast who spoke to BTW were relieved to have come through the storm without major damage.

    Volunteers Help Next Page Books Weather Flood

    Before the Cedar River crested on Tuesday, Next Page Books moved its inventory and furniture to a safe location with the help of volunteers.  

    Parnassus to Auction Author-Decorated Piggy Banks to Benefit Booksellers

    Parnassus Books will launch an auction in-store and online this Sunday on more than 100 author-decorated piggy banks to help offset medical expenses for a store employee with cancer and to benefit the Book Industry Charitable Foundation.

    BTW News Briefs

    Binc Co-Ambassador Ann Patchett films promotional video; ABFE joins protest over bookstore boycott; AAP CEO Tom Allen to step down; Bloomsbury USA restructures; NBF Director Lisa Lucas talks to NYT Magazine; Books Are My Bag Readers Awards to launch; Amazon to open dozens of pop-up stores in malls; Sharon Olds wins 2016 Wallace Stevens Award; FT & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award short list announced

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