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24 Mar

Highlighting the Helpers: HarperCollins Offers Support to Independent Bookstores

HarperCollins has donated $50,000 to Binc, as well as a full-page Wall Street Journal ad to ABA for its #SupportLocalNow campaign. 

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18 Mar

Binc Prepares for COVID-19 Assistance to Booksellers and Comic Retailers

The American Booksellers Association announced it would donate $100,000 to Binc, which is experiencing the highest number of requests for financial assistance in its history.

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11 Mar

BTW News Briefs

Binc’s Bank on Booksellers returns; Bookselling Without Borders scholarship winners named; Ripped Bodice publishes fourth State of Racial Diversity in Romance report; WNDB launches internship grants; Bologna Book Fair canceled, NBCC award ceremony postponed; Emma Watson picks Sex and World Peace; HBG pulls Woody Allen memoir; RHCB launches Underlined imprint; Workman launches audio imprint; Two Rivers to distribute Welbeck; Bucknell University Press teams with Rutgers; Ingram Academic Services to distribute Edinburgh University Press; LAMBDA finalists, Stella and LBF shortlists, Walter Scott longlist announced.

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11 Mar

AdventureKEEN’s Shop Local, Live Local Campaign Raises $5,502 for Binc

“We are honored to accept this extraordinary gift from AdventureKEEN. Their give-back initiative demonstrates the power one company can have in bringing our industry together to help each other,” said Binc Executive Director Pam French.

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11 Mar

Last Call for Binc Higher Education Scholarship Applications

Today is the final day to apply for the scholarship program, which supports booksellers and comic retailers’ dependents, spouses, and partners in pursuing their higher education goals. 

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04 Mar

Binc, Penguin Random House Open Applications for Indies With Impact Award

The Indies With Impact award funds a community outreach project for an independent bookstore working with a community nonprofit or organization of its choice. 

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24 Feb

Binc’s Bookseller Stories: “The Unplanned Funeral”

The ninth volume of the Book Industry Charitable Foundation’s Bookseller Stories newsletter featured a bookseller who reached out to Binc for help with funeral expenses.

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24 Feb

Binc Higher Education Scholarship Application Process Underway

The 2020 scholarship program supports booksellers and comic retailers’ dependents, spouses, and partners in pursuing their higher education goals. 

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12 Feb

Applications Due March 11 for Binc Higher Education Scholarship

The 2020 scholarship program supports booksellers and comic retailers’ dependents, spouses, and partners in pursuing their higher education goals. 

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04 Feb

Binc’s Bookseller Stories: “A Slow-Building Medical Emergency”

The eighth volume of the Book Industry Charitable Foundation’s Bookseller Stories newsletter featured a bookseller who reached out to Binc for help with mounting medical expenses.

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15 Jan

Binc Announces New Board Member

ABA board member Chris Morrow of Northshire Bookstores is the newest member of the Book Industry Charitable Foundation’s Board of Directors.

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08 Jan

Win $500 While Supporting Binc: Play the Heads or Tails Game at Winter Institute

Booksellers can donate to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation by buying flashing pins onsite in the days leading up to the game, during which attendees will have the opportunity to win $500.

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18 Dec

As 2019 Comes to a Close, Binc Offers Donors a Chance to Double Their Impact

Through December 31, Penguin Random House is matching all donations to Binc up to $15,000, doubling the power and impact of individual contributions.

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25 Nov

Binc Launches Year-End Fundraising Campaign

In partnership with Penguin Random House, the Book Industry Charitable Foundation is kicking off its annual year-end fundraising campaign on November 30, Small Business Saturday.

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