Category Archives: Comics

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 […]

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, and meals. “We really […]

“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 grants of $10,000 and 16 […]

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. Reidy was an early supporter of Binc as the Foundation […]

Crash Recovery

“After being in a freak bicycling accident in September 2020, I found myself with a huge pile of bills from the hospital, pharmacy, x-ray tech, surgeon, etc. Even after insurance the amount I owed was unmanageable. Then to top things off, my full-time job laid me off the day after my doctor released me to […]

“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 and comic shops, is still […]

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 donating to a pool of […]

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

Ingram Invests $500k and Rallies Additional Donations from Bookshop.org, 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 will quickly provide grants to […]

Working Together to Help a Family Regain Their Balance

Binc was recently contacted by the owners of a family-run comic book shop. They have been working mightily to keep their business afloat during the pandemic through a combination of in-store safety measures, online sales, and reducing expenses. As with many small shops, the store’s revenue pays both business and household bills. With the addition […]

GIVE COMICS HOPE ANNOUNCES OPEN APPLICATION PERIOD FOR COMIC SHOP ASSISTANCE

North American Comic Shops Can Now Apply for Grants Update: Don’t leave money on the table! Give Comics Hope Application Period Extended through Sunday, March 21. Apply now. Simple, five-minute application. All eligible applicants will receive an equal share of the total funds raised. Open to U.S. and Canadian stores. GIVE COMICS HOPE, the charitable […]

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