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10 Sep

Anonymous Donors to Match Sustaining Donations to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation

Two anonymous donors have stepped forward with a pledge to encourage booksellers, bookstores, publishers, and industry professionals to join Binc’s community of sustaining donors.

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03 Sep

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

The annual scholarship program will send one bookseller to ABA’s Winter Institute and their region’s 2020 fall trade show, and provide a stipend to start a community outreach program.

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20 Aug

Macmillan/Henry Holt Launches Campaign for Elton John’s “Me” to Benefit Binc

Macmillan/Henry Holt will donate up to $5,000 to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation in celebration of the forthcoming publication of Elton John’s memoir Me.

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20 Aug

Binc’s Fifth “Bookseller Stories” Newsletter: “One Bad Thing After Another”

The fifth volume of the Book Industry Charitable Foundation’s Bookseller Stories newsletter featured a bookseller who reached out to Binc for financial help after suffering numerous consecutive hardships.

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13 Aug

Binc Announces Winners of 2019 Macmillan Booksellers Professional Development Scholarships

“It is heartening to see the passion our applicants have for bookselling and spreading acceptance and tolerance in their communities,” said Macmillan’s Malati Chavali.

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23 Jul

Binc’s Bookseller Stories: A Bedbug Infestation and No Way Out

The latest volume of the Book Industry Charitable Foundation’s Bookseller Stories newsletter featured a bookseller who reached out to Binc for financial help due to a bedbug infestation.

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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 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

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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