Book Industry Charitable Foundation

30 Mar
Survive to Thrive: Donate Now

$1 Million Donation Kicks Off “Survive to Thrive” Initiative

Binc’s new initiative has received $500,000 jointly from Ingram Charities and Ingram Content Group, $250,000 from, and $250,000 total from Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan, and Penguin Random House.

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03 Mar

Binc honored with LA Times Book Prizes Innovator’s Award

The Innovator’s Award “spotlights efforts to bring books, publishing, and storytelling into the future.” Binc is being recognized for the work the foundation did at the height of the COVID pandemic. 

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01 Mar

Applications Open for Binc Foundation Higher Education Scholarship Program

Binc will again this year award seven $3,500 scholarships to the dependents of bookstore and comic shop employees and one Karl Pohrt Tribute Scholarship award of $5,000.

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17 Feb

Binc Offers Help for Booksellers Affected by Severe Weather

The Book Industry Charitable Foundation may be able to help owners or employees with personal household expenses related to a natural disaster. In addition, Binc can assist with expenses directly related to the store in certain cases.

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25 Jan

Binc Foundation Welcomes New Board Member, New Staff

As the Book Industry Charitable Foundation kicks off its 25th anniversary year, it is welcoming Kuo-Yu Liang as a new Board member and Kera Yonker as development coordinator.

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23 Dec

Binc’s Pam French Named Publishers Weekly Notable Person for 2020

“I see this recognition as an honor that belongs to all of you who have embraced Binc’s mission and made Binc your foundation,” French said. 

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08 Dec
Choose Indies, Support Binc, Love Books

Binc Announces New Match, Stretch Goals for Year-End Fundraising Campaign

Supported by a group of authors, Binc is launching a new matching campaign and a stretch goal of an additional $20,000, for a new total campaign goal of $80,000 by December 31.

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23 Nov
Choose Indies, Support Binc, Love Books

Ingram Content Group Urging Support for Booksellers through Binc’s Year-end Fundraising Campaign

In the first 10 months of 2020, Binc helped more than 600 bookseller/comics retailer families, distributing more than $700,000. Comparatively, in the first 10 months of 2019, 88 grants were given totaling approximately $200,000.

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10 Nov

Binc Announces Online Holiday Gift Guide

Featuring an assortment of gifts, the guide includes items that give back to Binc and therefore support booksellers in need.

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26 Oct

Binc’s Bookseller Stories: “Escaping in the Nick of Time”

The 11th volume of the Book Industry Charitable Foundation’s Bookseller Stories newsletter features a bookseller fleeing from a rapidly advancing wildfire.

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23 Sep

Binc’s Bookseller Stories: “A Bookstore Blooms in Uncertain Times”

The tenth volume of the Book Industry Charitable Foundation’s Bookseller Stories newsletter featured two bookstore owners working hard to keep their sales booming during a COVID-related shutdown.

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14 Sep

Binc Offers Help for Booksellers Affected by Wildfires

The Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation may be able to help owners or employees with personal household expenses related to the wildfires in the western United States. 

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18 Aug

Indie Shindig Invites Booksellers to Learn About Upcoming Titles to Benefit Binc

The Indie Shindig is aiming to raise $15,000 for Binc by hosting weekly events that introduce booksellers to new and upcoming titles. All participating publishers split a donation of $10 per bookseller attendee.

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05 Aug

Binc Expands Staff in Response to Increased Grant Requests

Since the beginning of 2020, Binc has helped 556 families through hardship and emergency circumstances with more than $635,000 in assistance. 

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