The Denver Publishing Institute, Sourcebooks, and the Binc Foundation Announce Lily Huang as the 2023 Winner of DPI Scholarship

Ann Arbor, MI – Lily Huang has been awarded a scholarship to attend the Denver Publishing Institute this summer. Huang is a bookseller at The Seminary Co-op Bookstore & 57th Street Books in Chicago, IL. This scholarship is a collaboration with the Binc Foundation, Sourcebooks, and the Denver Publishing

Binc Welcomes New Board Members and Staff

Ann Arbor, MI – The Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation is thrilled to announce updates to the Board’s Executive Committee, welcome new Board members, and introduce new staff members.

“I am thankful for all of the talented individuals on the Binc Board and staff who lend their expertise to make certain

Binc Announces Two Scholarships to ComicsPRO

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 ComicsPro Industry Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA February 23th- 25th. The funds may be used for travel, replacement wages, lodging,

Binc Announces New Mental Health Wellness Program

Ann Arbor, MI – The Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation announces a new Mental Health Wellness program to provide short term support to any employee or owner of U.S. bookstores and comic shops. Binc launched a Mental Health Wellness Pilot Program in February, 2022 in response to feedback on the need for mental

Binc’s Year-End Campaign Begins!

Ann Arbor, MI—The Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation is kicking off its year-end campaign, Read Love Support (#readlovesupport), on November 15th this year. With the need for emergency financial assistance continuing to increase year over year, their goal is to reach $100,000 or more in donations before December 31, 2022.


Book Industry Charitable Foundation 2022 Scholarship Announcements

Ann Arbor, MI – The Binc Foundation is proud to honor the 2022 professional development scholarship recipients. Thanks to Binc’s supporters, $16,250 was awarded to fifteen booksellers and comic retailers from across the country representing bookmobiles, comic shops, and local bookstores large and small.

On the scholarships, Binc’s executive director, Pam

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

The Carla Gray Memorial Scholarship for Emerging Bookseller-Activists gives an independent bookseller the opportunity to attend two bookselling events as well as receive a $1000 grant to make their community stronger. The community outreach component of this scholarship is focused on finding new readers and ensuring access to books that

Binc Offers $750 Scholarships to Diamond Summit

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 Baltimore, Maryland on October 26th and 27th, 2022. The funds may be used for travel, replacement wages, lodging, and meals.


Macmillan Professional Development Scholarships Program Returns

Ann Arbor, MI – The Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation and Macmillan Publishers are proud to announce the return of the Macmillan Booksellers Professional Development Scholarship. This scholarship program provides $500 to booksellers traditionally underrepresented within the industry to attend their region’s fall trade show. Due to Covid-19, this program was

Binc Welcomes New Board Members and Staff

Binc Welcomes New Board Members and Staff Ann Arbor—The Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation is thrilled to welcome new Board members, announce updates to the Board’s Executive Committee, and introduce new staff members. “I am thankful for all of the talented individuals, both Board members and staff,  who lend their expertise

Binc Announces 2021 Online Holiday Gift Guide

Ann Arbor, MI – Today, The Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation launched its 2021 Holiday Gift Guide.   (https://www.bincfoundation.org/2021-holiday-gift-guide/). Featuring an assortment of gifts, the guide includes a wide array of unique offerings from 30 indie bookstores and comic shops across the country and items that give back to Binc, and therefore support booksellers and comic

Binc Announces 2021 Higher Education Scholarship Recipients

Ann Arbor, MI —Eight recipients have been selected to receive a total of $29,500 in scholarships as part of the Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation’s 2021 Higher Education Scholarship Program. The recipients were selected from thirty-four applicants. Winners are attending colleges and universities in New York, Florida, Arizona, Tennessee, Massachusetts,

“Survive to Thrive” Gives $1.1M in Grants to 115 Stores

Binc’s special initiative benefits bookstores & comic shops, helping communities thrive with these key businesses

The Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation announced today the Survive to Thrive, the special, one-time store grant initiative, will make awards to 115 independent bookstores and comic shops totaling $1.1 million. Ninety-nine stores will receive

Simon & Schuster Honors Carolyn Reidy with Gift to “Survive to Thrive”

Commemorating the legacy of the company’s late President & CEO, S&S supports bookstore/comic shop grant program

On the first anniversary of her death, Simon & Schuster announced a gift to the Survive to Thrive grant program in honor of long-time President & CEO Carolyn Reidy.

“Survive to Thrive” Applications Open April 19

The Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation announced today that applications for the Survive to Thrive grant program will be accepted beginning, today, April 19 and ending May 10 at 5pm Eastern. Fundraising for the grant program, which is designed to provide substantial grants to as many as 200 independent bookstores

Garth Stein Invites Authors & Creators to Join Match for Binc’s “Survive to Thrive” Campaign

Best-selling author Amor Towles first to sign on to create a pool of matching funds for campaign benefiting independent bookstores and comic shops

Garth Stein, author of The Art of Racing in the Rain and chair of Binc’s annual Author Leadership Circle Campaign, is inviting authors and comics creators to join him in

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