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21 Oct

Binc’s Bookseller Stories: “No Safe Place to Call Home”

The seventh volume of the Book Industry Charitable Foundation’s Bookseller Stories newsletter featured a bookseller who reached out to Binc for help moving after her new roommate became abusive.

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07 Oct

Book Industry Charitable Foundation, Lion Forge Partner to Launch the Forge Fund

In addition to an initial investment of $100,000, five percent of proceeds from select titles will go to the Forge Fund, which was created to support comic shops.

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25 Sep

Binc’s Bookseller Stories: “A Car… Destroyed”

The sixth volume of the Book Industry Charitable Foundation’s Bookseller Stories newsletter featured a bookseller who reached out to Binc for financial help after her car was destroyed in a flash flood.

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11 Sep

Booksellers on Southeastern U.S. Coast Post Updates Following Hurricane Dorian

Bookselling This Week collected several social media posts from bookstores in the southeastern U.S. that are recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Dorian.

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11 Sep

Disaster Preparedness: What Booksellers Should Know, Part II

In this second of a two-part story, Bookselling This Week discusses disaster best practices with bookseller Jill Hendrix of Fiction Addiction in Greenville, South Carolina. 

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03 Sep

Disaster Preparedness: What Booksellers Should Know

In the first of a two-part story, Bookselling This Week discusses best practices with bookseller John Cavalier of Cavalier House Books in Denham Springs, Louisiana.

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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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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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10 Jul

#BookstoresAgainstBorders Raises Over $80,000 for Migrants at U.S.-Mexico Border

Gretchen Treu, co-owner of A Room of One’s Own Bookstore, reached out to independent bookstores across the nation last month asking them to donate a percentage of their July 5–7 sales to RAICES.

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19 Jun

Ci7 Attendees: Remember to Pack Books to Donate to Pittsburgh’s OASIS Tutoring Program

OASIS helps high-need children in first through fourth grades learn to read at grade level with the help of volunteer adults over age 50.

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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

Children’s Institute Book Drive to Collect Titles for Local Literacy Organization

ABA will be collecting children’s books for the OASIS Intergenerational Tutoring Program, which is affiliated with Literacy Pittsburgh, at the Welcome Desk and Ask ABA Desk.

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