Disasters/Relief

04 Dec

Winter Institute Book Drive to Collect Spanish-Language Titles for Refugees

ABA is asking booksellers, publishers, and authors to donate Spanish-language books during the upcoming Wi14 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to be delivered to refugees at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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14 Nov
California Camp Fire

Book Community Responds to California Wildfires

http://www.childrensbookworld.com/As three major wildfires continue to affect the state, individual bookstores and organizations like NCIBA and Binc want to make sure booksellers and others in California get the help they need. 

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14 Nov

ABA to Collect Books at Winter Institute 14 for Refugees at the Southern U.S. Border

The new “Libros Para el Viaje/Books for the Journey” campaign will be collecting gently used books for individuals and families who have arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border with nothing.

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23 Oct

After Hurricane Michael, Midtown Reader to Collect for Damaged School Libraries

Midtown Reader in Tallahassee, Florida, has launched “Re-book to Re-build,” an effort to raise money to rebuild several school libraries in the Florida Panhandle that were destroyed in the storm.

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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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