Disasters/Relief

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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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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25 Jul

ABA Diversity Task Force Recommends Resources for Booksellers to Help Separated Children

Bookselling This Week has compiled a list of legal aid and charitable organizations where booksellers can donate money to help children separated from their families at the U.S./Mexico border.

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26 Jun

As Wildfires Rage Nearby, Maria’s Bookshop Pulls Together With Community

As a wildfire sweeps through southwestern Colorado, Maria’s Bookshop and Durango’s downtown business district have been receiving public and media support, including a visit from Gov. John Hickenlooper.

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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’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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03 Apr

Binc Announces the 2018 Share the Good Campaign

Throughout the month of April, Binc will share stories of booksellers who have been helped after life-changing events in the hope of getting 50 book lovers to become Binc monthly sustaining donors.

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13 Mar

Bookseller Stories From Binc: Taking Care of Mom

“I’ve felt like I’m falling and no one will let me — it’s amazing, all these catchers. I’m lucky!” said one bookseller who received financial assistance from the Book Industry Charitable Foundation.

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06 Mar
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AdventureKEEN Launches 2018 Indie Bookstore Campaign to Benefit Binc

Outdoor and regional publisher AdventureKEEN is rolling out the second year of its shop local program, which gives indie bookstores a rebate and provides a matching donation to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation.

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14 Feb

Wi13 Education: Emergency Preparedness and Resiliency for Your Business

“Emergency preparedness and resiliency planning is not about having all the answers — it’s about gathering the right tools,” said Wi13 education session panelist John Cavalier of Cavalier House Books.

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30 Jan

Winter Institute Attendees Raise $7,700 for Binc

The Book Industry Charitable Foundation’s “Heads or Tails” game collected $7,700 for the organization, which ABA chose as the Winter Institute’s first-ever featured charity.

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23 Jan

Binc Board of Directors Welcomes Two New Members

The Book Industry Charitable Foundation’s Board has gained two new members: Jen Reynolds, the director of field sales for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and former Village Books co-owner Chuck Robinson.

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10 Jan

Burst Water Pipes Cause Damage at Four ABA Member Stores

Four ABA member bookstores on the East Coast experienced water damage over the past week due to malfunctioning pipes, caused, in some cases, by a recent streak of cold weather in the region.

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