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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
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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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14 May

Say Hello to Binc Staff in the ABA Member Lounge at BookExpo

The Book Industry Charitable Foundation (Binc) will have a table set up in the ABA Member Lounge, where staff will offer advice and freebies to booksellers who come by.

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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
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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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02 Apr

Binc Kicks Off 2019 “Share the Good” Fundraising Campaign

The campaign by the Book Industry Charitable Foundation aims to get at least 50 booklovers from across the country to join its current list of 222 monthly sustaining donors.

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25 Mar

Binc Kicks Off Third Bookseller Survey

The Book Industry Charitable Foundation’s 2019 survey is open now through April 6 to all book industry professionals. Responders will be eligible to win a grand prize.

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27 Feb

Applications Due March 5 for Binc Higher Education Scholarship

The 2019 scholarship program was revised this year to support booksellers’ dependents, spouses, and partners in pursuing their higher education goals.

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20 Feb

Winter Institute Book Drive Collects Thousands of Titles for Refugees

Denise Chávez, owner of Casa Camino Real Book Store and Art Gallery, has been distributing books to refugees in her hometown of Las Cruces; more than 2,500 books were collected through the book drive. 

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