Book Industry Charitable Foundation

16 Oct

Booksellers Overcoming Disaster

Here, the Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation and LIBRIS insurance encourage booksellers to review a disaster checklist created to help stores and staff be prepared for disasters natural or otherwise.

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27 Sep

October 9 Deadline Approaching for Carla Gray Memorial Scholarship for Emerging Bookseller-Activists

The year-long scholarship will send one bookseller to ABA’s 2019 Winter Institute and their region’s 2019 fall trade show as well as provide $1,000 to start a community outreach program through the store.

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17 Sep

Binc Offers Tips on Preparing for Disasters

September is National Preparedness Month, and the Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation is sharing how it can help if disaster strikes.

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04 Sep

Bidding Starts Sunday for the Book Industry Charitable Foundation’s Piggy Bank Auction

Binc’s Bank on Booksellers online auction of piggy banks designed by authors, artists, and celebrities will once again help raise funds for the organization.

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29 Aug

Bidding Opens September 9 for Binc’s “Bank on Booksellers” Piggy Bank Auction

This year’s Bank on Booksellers auction to benefit the Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation will help raise money for booksellers suffering from financial hardships.

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06 Aug

Binc Announces Winners of Macmillan Booksellers Professional Development Scholarships

“All of the winners are doing their part to create a more inclusive environment and help strengthen the book industry,” said Binc Executive Director Pam French.

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31 Jul
Binc/Carla Gray scholarship ad

Applications Open for Carla Gray Memorial Scholarship for Emerging Bookseller-Activists

The recipient will attend ABA’s 2019 Winter Institute and their region’s 2019 fall trade show and will be provided with a grant to establish and implement a community outreach program through their store.

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25 Jun

Last Call: July 1 Deadline for Professional Development Scholarship

The program, sponsored by the Book Industry Charitable Foundation and Macmillan Publishers, offers $500 for a bookseller from a traditionally underrepresented group in the industry to attend their regional show; nine winners will be chosen.

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11 Jun

Binc to Auction Piggy Banks Decorated by Notable Authors

The Book Industry Charitable Foundation is seeking authors or illustrators who are interested in decorating a piggy bank for the Bank on Booksellers Piggy Bank Auction in September.

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29 May

Binc, Friends of Carla Gray Announce Memorial Scholarship for Emerging Bookseller-Activists

A new professional development scholarship aims to help one emerging bookseller learn more about the trade and reinforce the relationship between their store and the community.

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25 May

Binc Announces 2018 Higher Education Scholarship Winners

The Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation has chosen 27 booksellers to receive more than $100,000 as part of the organization’s 2018 Higher Education Scholarship Program.

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23 May

Binc and Macmillan Diversity Scholarship to Award Nine in 2018

The scholarship that encourages booksellers traditionally underrepresented in the industry to attend their regional trade show is back for a second year.

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23 May

Binc’s “Heads or Tails” Fundraiser Planned for Children’s Institute

The Book Industry Charitable Foundation will host a fundraising game at next month’s Children’s Institute, where booksellers can donate money to Binc by buying flashing pins for a chance to win $250.

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About ABA

The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.

Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.

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