Binc Awards Two Scholarships to ComicsPRO Industry Meeting

Binc Awards Two Scholarships to ComicsPRO Industry Meeting The Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation has awarded $750 scholarships for the ComicsPRO industry meeting in Pittsburgh February 22-24, 2024, to Miranda Nordell at Dreamers & Make-Believers Books in Baltimore and Drew Sullivan at Ash Avenue Comics & Books in Tempe,

Binc Announces Selection Panel for BincTank BIPOC Business Incubator Program; Application Deadline Extended One Day

A panel of reviewers with a wealth of experience in all aspects of the book industry, as well as the entrepreneurial community, has been assembled by the Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation to select the first cohort of BincTank, a pilot program that supports new BIPOC-owned retail bookselling businesses

Binc Welcomes New Board Executive Committee Officers and Three New Members

Three book industry leaders have joined the Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation board of directors. They bring a variety of experience, from store ownership and frontline bookselling to leading publishing houses. In addition, the board’s new executive committee is Chris Morrow, former owner of Northshire Bookstore, president; historical fiction

Applications Open for Binc Scholarship to Denver Publishing Institute

Applications are open for current booksellers from a physical bookstore interested in learning about the publishing arm of the industry to apply for a scholarship to attend the Denver Publishing Institute (DPI). The scholarship, offered by the Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation in collaboration with Sourcebooks and the Denver Publishing Institute at

Applications for Binc’s Business Incubator Program Open Jan. 8, 2024

Applications for the first cohort of BincTank, the Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation’s bookstore business incubator program, will open Monday, Jan. 8, 2024, and close Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024. The program will support new BIPOC-owned retail bookselling businesses that are physically located in their community. The application will be available

Binc Year-End Campaign Continues with Giving Tuesday Opportunity for Donors to Double Their Gift and Renewed Sense of Urgency

The number of book and comic people needing help this year has already surpassed the total number of financial assistance grants in all of 2022 and there are still six weeks to go. The Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation’s year-end campaign, Read Love Support, needs to raise $150,000 before

Binc Launches Year-End Campaign with $15,000 Match and Free Audiobooks Thanks to Industry Partners

The need for emergency financial assistance within the bookstore and comic shop community continues to grow, both in the size and the quantity of grants, and the Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation is kicking off its year-end campaign, Read Love Support, with a goal of raising $150,000 in donations

Binc Announces Winner of Carla Gray Memorial Scholarship for Emerging Bookseller-Activists

A Missouri bookseller has won the fifth Carla Gray Memorial Scholarship for Emerging Bookseller-Activists awarded by the Friends of Carla Gray Committee and the Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation.

Riley Glissendorf from Stonecrest Book and Toy in Osage Beach, Missouri, will receive a year-long scholarship for professional development, which includes

More than $1MM Raised for Book and Comic Sellers Thanks to Humble Bundle and Ebook Publishers

Thanks to Humble Bundle and 17 publishers, more than $1 million has been donated to the Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation in less than six years to support the people who own and work at book and comic stores across the country. One million dollars translates to nearly 500

Applications Open for Carla Gray Memorial Scholarship for Emerging Bookseller-Activist

Binc is now accepting applications for the Carla Gray Memorial Scholarship for Emerging Bookseller-Activists. The winning bookseller will be awarded a year-long scholarship for professional development, which includes travel and hotel to attend Winter Institute 2024, travel and hotel to attend their 2024 regional fall tradeshow and a $1,000 stipend to

Binc Announces Winners of Scholarships to Support Professional Development and Diversity in the Bookselling Industry

The Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of two scholarships managed by the foundation—the Macmillan Booksellers Professional Development Scholarship and the George Keating Memorial Scholarship. The Macmillan scholarship allows eight booksellers from underrepresented groups to attend their region’s independent book association trade show. Each scholarship

Binc Announces Launch of Business Incubator Pilot Program

Ann Arbor, MI – The Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation is launching BincTank, a bookstore business incubator pilot program to support entrepreneurs from historically underrepresented communities who are interested in opening or expanding book retail services. Applications for the first cohort will be accepted in early 2024. “Reading is the

Binc and Macmillan Publishers Announce $5,000 Matching Gift to Help Booksellers and Comic Retailers Affected by Devastating Flooding

Ann Arbor, MI—Thanks to Macmillan Publishers, gifts made to the Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation will have double the impact. Macmillan will match all gifts, regardless of size, up to $5,000 to meet the increasing needs of bookstore and comic shop employees and owners. At least nine stores have

Applications Open for Macmillan Professional Development Scholarships

Ann Arbor, MI – The Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation and Macmillan Publishers are proud to announce that applications are open for the Macmillan Booksellers Professional Development Scholarship which provides $500 to booksellers traditionally underrepresented within the industry to attend their region’s fall trade show. Applications are accepted June 25-July 10.

“We know firsthand how the regional

With Help from our Friends, My Medical Journal is Born

Written by Kit Steinaway, retired Binc program manager, pictured with Binc Executive Director Pam French (left)

Over many years of assisting booksellers through medical challenges, Binc program managers have learned one very important fact: medical issues encompass much more than just paying the bills. Going through a serious medical

Binc Offers $750 Scholarships to Diamond Summit

Ann Arbor, MI – The Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation announced today the Foundation will be offering two $750 scholarships to comic book store owners and their employees to attend the Diamond Summit in Dallas, TX, on June 7th and 9th. The funds may be used for travel, replacement wages, lodging,

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