Various colors of ribbons for Cancer

You Are Helping a Family Fight 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

You Provide Access to Mental Health Services

You Provide Access to Mental Health Services

Tensions are high everywhere, and book and comic shop owners and employees are not exempt. In the last month bookstore employees have experienced bomb threats and violent, or even armed, customers.

Sadly, these occurrences aren’t likely to go away anytime soon. Some of these events make the local news, but

You Helped a Bookseller Find Safety & Peace

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
You Are Helping Rebuild a Life

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

You Are Helping Stores Recover From Flooding

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

Confidentiality is a core component of any assistance Binc provides. Some events may have been compressed and details might be included from another story to protect the confidentiality and privacy of all those who receive assistance from Binc. Quotes may be edited for length, clarity and to help preserve confidentiality.

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