Category Archives: Assistance

You Are Helping a Family Fight Cancer

Various colors of ribbons for Cancer

All their carefully built plans for the future came to a halt when Carla* heard those two little words: “It’s cancer.” Instead of adding to their savings account, they watched it drain away thanks to the copays, tests, and unpaid time off to attend appointment after appointment. The money that had been put aside for […]

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 before Dec. 31, 2023, to ensure […]

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 travel and hotel to attend Winter […]

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

Various denominations of United States cash

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 emergency financial assistance grants to stabilize […]

You Helped a Bookseller Find Safety & Peace

This month a bookseller struggling with depression and anxiety was among the people you helped. The bookseller was rebuilding their life after fleeing from an abusive relationship but the stress of sleeping on friends’ couches, standing up for their personal safety and the financial cost of finding their own place to live were overwhelming them […]

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 fund a community outreach project. The […]

You Are Helping Rebuild a Life

In addition to the other 220 booksellers and comic shop employees and owners you’ve helped this year, this month you helped a bookseller displaced by fire begin to rebuild their life. Awakened in the middle of the night by alarms and sirens, the apartment’s residents evacuated the building then watched helplessly from across the street […]

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 covers the cost of travel, […]

You Are Helping Stores Recover From Flooding

Because you stand with Binc, Binc stands ready to help the employees and owners of bookstores and comic shops during and after extreme weather disasters. When the East Coast was hit with a ‘once in a 1,000 years flood’ this month booksellers in Vermont scrambled to get their inventory to safety before evacuating as the […]

You Helped a New Family Stay Snug at Home

This month you helped a family that was blindsided by unforeseen expenses that almost had the new family of three living on the street. The bookseller’s family had been prepared: they had insurance, family members and friends scheduled to help, the bassinet, and the baby swing. What they weren’t prepared for was for all those […]

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