Applications Open for Inaugural George Keating Scholarship Program

The New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association (NAIBA), Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA), New England Independent Booksellers Association (NEIBA), and the Friends of George Keating committee are pleased to announce applications for the inaugural George Markey Keating Memorial Scholarship will open April 6. The scholarship provides $250 to a bookseller from

Ingram and Industry Leaders Donate $1M to Kick-Off “Survive to Thrive” Initiative

Ingram Invests $500k and Rallies Additional Donations from, Hachette, Harper Collins, Macmillan Publishers, and Penguin Random House to Quickly Catalyze Special Grant Program

The Book Industry Charity Foundation (Binc) announced today the establishment of the Survive to Thrive bookstore grant program. Founded with initial support from Ingram Charities and Ingram Content Group, the program

Binc receives LA Times Book Prizes Innovator’s Award

We are delighted to announce Binc is being honored with the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes Innovator’s Award. Binc will share the virtual stage with Leslie Marmon Silko, this year’s Robert Kirsch Award honoree; Andrew O’Hagan, the winner of the Christopher Isherwood Prize; and the rest of

Applications Open March 3 for Binc Foundation 2021 Higher Education Scholarship Program

Applications will be accepted March 3rd through April 15th, 2021 for the Binc Foundation’s annual higher education scholarship program. The 2021 scholarship program supports bookstore and comic book shop owners and employees, and former Borders Group employees by helping their dependents, spouses, and partners pursue their higher education goals. Binc

Responding to the Winter Storm Emergencies in TX & OK

We’ve been watching the weather in Texas and Oklahoma closely. We know that many folks are without power and heat, and we are hoping that you are safe.

We want to remind you that Binc is here to help.

Please share this information with colleagues and other booksellers and comic

Dynamite Donates $10,000 To Binc In Support of Comic Book Retailers

Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce a donation of $10,000 to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation (Binc) to help support comic industry retailers and their employees continuing to battle the challenges of the past year and the COVID-19 crisis.

Binc has done an incredible job during the pandemic and related

AdventureKEEN and Partner Bookstores Donate to Binc for Fourth Year

SHOP LOCAL, LIVE LOCAL campaign leads to charitable donation after a tough year

AdventureKeen logo, Green and white snow-topped mountains with the words "AdventureKeen" at the base.

AdventureKEEN is pleased to announce that their 2020 SHOP LOCAL, LIVE LOCAL campaign raised a total of $4,332 for the Book Industry Charitable Foundation (Binc). A matching $4,332 is being dispersed and mailed

Binc Foundation Welcomes New Board Member, New Staff

Welcome to Board Member Kuo-Yu Liang & Development Coordinator Kera Yonker; Many Thanks to Departing Board Members Jen Reynolds and Lori Tucker-Sullivan

Headshot of Ku-Yuo Liang

As the Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation kicks off our 25th anniversary year, we are thrilled to welcome

‘Double Vision’ auction to benefit Hero Initiative and Binc

Amazing combo art pieces from two artists benefit two charities—starting 2/2!

What’s better than a good thing? DOUBLING up on it! Some of the comic industry’s biggest talents have come together to produce unique original art pieces, featuring great combos of two artists and two characters benefiting two charities—Hero Initiative and

Prepare for the Next Round of Government Funding & COVID Relief

We heard from a number of book and comic stores that they weren’t able to take advantage of these programs the first time around. Don’t be left out on the new funds soon to be available. Now is the time to plan your strategy!

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Some good changes

Binc Announces New Match, Stretch Goals for Year-End Fundraising Campaign

Thanks to Ingram Content Group for helping the Foundation reach the campaign’s first goals in record time

UPDATE: You did it again! In record time, we’ve made our match and hit our campaign goals! Thank you, Michael, Leigh, Tom and Chris for kicking-off our second matching challenge, thank you


North American Comic Shops Can Apply for Grants in Mid-January 2021

GIVE COMICS HOPE, the new charitable initiative which began its fundraising efforts this fall, today announces the application period has been changed and will now open mid- to late January (exact dates will be announced soon), with funds distributed

Ingram Content Group Urging Support for Booksellers through Binc’s Year-end Fundraising Campaign

Update: You are all amazing! Thanks to your generosity and a match from Ingram Content Group, we met our fundraising goal in record time. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! But the campaign isn’t over. Every gift matters. Every gift is important. More news to come soon.


Gifts That Give Back: The Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation Holiday Gift Guide

Binc has launched a holiday gift guide featuring items that give back to the Foundation and gifts from over 30 indie bookstores nationwide.

The Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation launched its first-ever holiday gift guide ( Featuring an assortment of gifts, the guide includes items that give back to Binc,

Binc Increases Outreach to the Comic Book Community

As of October 2020, the comics industry has provided more than $950,000 supporting comic shop retailers struggling to survive the pandemic lockdown.

While Binc has been helping booksellers and comic book shop employees since 2011, many comic fans weren’t aware of Binc prior to the onset of the COVID crisis

Binc Announces New Communications & Marketing Specialist

The Binc Foundation team is delighted to welcome Robin Wood as our new communications & marketing specialist.

October 19, 2020 – Robin Wood, Binc’s new communications & marketing specialist, comes most recently from Books & Books @ The Studios, the Key West-based nonprofit independent bookstore founded by George

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