Category Archives: Programs

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, Arizona. They can use the funds […]

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 that are physically located in their […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 foundation for life’s opportunities,” said […]

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 already been impacted by severe flooding […]

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 event or dealing with a chronic […]

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 shop employees that might be […]

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 have been made for round […]


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