Disasters/Relief

    Burst Water Pipes Cause Damage at Four ABA Member Stores

    Four ABA member bookstores on the East Coast experienced water damage over the past week due to malfunctioning pipes, caused, in some cases, by a recent streak of cold weather in the region.

    Wi13 Panel to Highlight Emergency Preparedness

    Booksellers who weathered natural disasters will offer real-world advice on how to help independent bookstores prepare for and survive a natural disaster or other emergency.

    Help Binc Light Up Winter Institute!

    The Book Industry Charitable Foundation (Binc) will host a “Heads or Tails” game at this year’s Winter Institute, where booksellers can donate money to Binc by buying flashing pins for a chance to win a $500 AmEx gift card.

    Binc Supporters Have Until Year’s End to Double Their Donation

    As the Book Industry Charitable Foundation ends an unprecedentedly busy year of helping booksellers, its #MoreThanEver year-end campaign has unlocked another potential $5,000 in matching funds.

    Bookstores Brave Ventura County Wildfires as Flames Spread

    The wildfires raging through Ventura County, California, this week continue to grow, prompting mass evacuations and damaging hundreds of homes and buildings. 

    Binc’s #MoreThanEver Campaign Makes Strong Initial Showing

    “It feels tremendous to know that people know we’re here,” said Binc Executive Director Pam French. “On the other hand, it’s heartbreaking knowing the level of need that is out there right now.”

    Booksellers Band Together as Firefighters Continue to Battle Wildfires

    Booksellers in Northern California’s wine country and beyond have banded together to help others who have been affected by the wildfires that continue to ravage Sonoma and Napa counties.

    Booksellers Take Shelter as Wildfires Rage in Northern California

    The wildfires currently ravaging Northern California have destroyed thousands of homes and businesses and resulted in at least 17 deaths so far.

    BTW News Briefs

    PubforPR auction; Amazon to pay €250m in back taxes; B&T forms distribution group; PRH acquires Sasquatch Books; S&S signs agreement with Oni Press; DK to sell Rough Guides to APA; Personnel changes at NetGalley; Follett starting school book fair business; Thurber Prize, Dayton Literary Peace Prize, Voice of the Heartland Award, Phoenix Award winners announced

     

    Children’s Book Council Teams With Blue Willow to Send Books to Harvey Victims

    Following Hurricane Harvey, Children’s Book Council Executive Director Carl Lennertz has been working with Houston’s Blue Willow Bookshop to send publisher members’ book donations to schools and shelters.

    Chuck Robinson’s Bike Ride for Charity Rolls Along

    Chuck Robinson’s cross-country cycling trip to raise money and awareness for organizations including the Book Industry Charitable Foundation has taken him 1,000 miles so far.

    Bookseller Contributions Surpass Binc’s $5,000 Goal for Matching ABA Donation

    The Book Industry Charitable Foundation has received thousands of dollars in donations from booksellers in support of hurricane relief efforts following ABA’s pledge to match up to $5,000 in contributions.

    Bookselling Industry’s Harvey Relief Efforts Continue After Irma Batters Southeast U.S.

    The bookselling industry is working on relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, which devastated parts of Houston and was soon followed by Hurricane Irma, which affected the Caribbean and southeastern U.S.

    ABA Makes Donation to Binc in Support of Stores Affected by Hurricane Harvey

    The American Booksellers Association is making a special emergency contribution of $5,000 to the Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation to assist booksellers in the path of Hurricane Harvey.

    Outer Banks Power Outage Inspires Customer Support for Buxton Village Books

    Buxton Village Books in Buxton, North Carolina, was one of many Outer Banks businesses that lost money due to a power outage last week, prompting an outpouring of remote support from regular customers.

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