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10 Jul

Apply by July 15 for the Macmillan Booksellers Professional Development Scholarship

Nine scholarships will be awarded to booksellers from underrepresented groups to cover the cost of travel, lodging, and meals at a fall regional show.

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18 Jun

Binc and Macmillan to Offer Scholarships to Nine Booksellers

The nine scholarships will be awarded to booksellers from underrepresented groups to cover the cost of travel, lodging, and meals at a fall regional show.

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18 Jun

Binc’s Third “Bookseller Stories” Newsletter: “You Kept the Heat On”

The third volume of the Book Industry Charitable Foundation’s Bookseller Stories newsletter featured a bookseller who reached out to Binc for financial help after their utility company threatened to turn off the heat in their house.

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11 Jun

Raise Money for Binc! Play the Heads or Tails Game at Children’s Institute

Throughout the institute, booksellers can donate to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation by buying festive, flashing pins for the opportunity to win $250.

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05 Jun

Binc Announces Eight Winners of 2019 Higher Education Scholarships

Seven $3,500 scholarships were awarded to dependents of booksellers, and one $5,000 scholarship went to a current indie bookseller who has overcome learning adversity or is a non‐traditional student.

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31 May
Blue Manatee receiving IWI award

Blue Manatee Literacy Project and Bookstore Wins Binc and PRH’s Indies With Impact Grant

The Book Industry Charitable Foundation created the Indies with Impact grant program as a way to recognize, support, and strengthen the connections bookstores have with their neighbors.

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01 May

A Reminder for Booksellers: Binc Can Help With a Wide Variety of Expenses

In situations where weather, illness, or an accident disrupts a bookseller’s ability to make a living, the Book Industry Charitable Foundation will help with both business and personal expenses.

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22 Apr

Binc’s New “Bookseller Stories” Newsletter Offers Touching Testimonials

The second volume of the Book Industry Charitable Foundation’s Bookseller Stories newsletter featured a bookseller who reached out to Binc for financial help after being diagnosed with a brain tumor.

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15 Apr
Binc logo and Big Disruption book jacket

Sales of “The Big Disruption” to Benefit Binc

Former Google executive Jessica Powell, author of The Big Disruption: A Totally Fictional But Essentially True Silicon Valley Story, is donating her share of print proceeds to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation.

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02 Apr

Binc Kicks Off 2019 “Share the Good” Fundraising Campaign

The campaign by the Book Industry Charitable Foundation aims to get at least 50 booklovers from across the country to join its current list of 222 monthly sustaining donors.

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04 Mar

Binc and Penguin Random House Launch “Indies With Impact” Grant Program

Two grants will be awarded to two bookstores that work with a nonprofit or organization on a program to strengthen their local communities and encourage reading.

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27 Feb

Applications Due March 5 for Binc Higher Education Scholarship

The 2019 scholarship program was revised this year to support booksellers’ dependents, spouses, and partners in pursuing their higher education goals.

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30 Jan

Binc’s Heads or Tails Game at Wi14 Raises $7,559 for Booksellers in Need

The winner of the $500 grand prize was Whitney Balaun of LIBRIS, who was playing on behalf of Sunriver Books & Music’s Deon Stonehouse.

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25 Jan

AdventureKEEN Partnership With Indie Bookstores Raises Over $2,000 for Binc

Last year, outdoor and regional publisher AdventureKEEN rolled out a new version of its shop local program for independent bookstores to raise money for the Book Industry Charitable Foundation.

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15 Jan

Binc Launches Revised 2019 Higher Education Scholarship Program

Seven $3,500 scholarships will go to the dependents of booksellers, and one award of $5,000 will go to an independent bookseller who has overcome learning adversity or is a non-traditional student.

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