Book Industry Charitable Foundation

30 Jan

Binc’s Heads or Tails Game at Wi14 Raises $7,559 for Booksellers in Need

The winner of the $500 grand prize was Whitney Balaun of LIBRIS, who was playing on behalf of Sunriver Books & Music’s Deon Stonehouse.

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25 Jan

AdventureKEEN Partnership With Indie Bookstores Raises Over $2,000 for Binc

Last year, outdoor and regional publisher AdventureKEEN rolled out a new version of its shop local program for independent bookstores to raise money for the Book Industry Charitable Foundation.

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15 Jan

Binc Launches Revised 2019 Higher Education Scholarship Program

Seven $3,500 scholarships will go to the dependents of booksellers, and one award of $5,000 will go to an independent bookseller who has overcome learning adversity or is a non-traditional student.

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07 Jan
Heads or Tails

Win $500 While Supporting Binc: Play the Heads or Tails Game at Winter Institute

Booksellers can donate to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation by buying flashing pins onsite in the days leading up to the game, during which attendees will have the opportunity to win $500.

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17 Dec

Binc Continues 2018 Year-End Campaign

Booksellers from all over the country are praising the work of the Book Industry Charitable Foundation, which began its annual year-end fundraising campaign last month.

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16 Oct

Booksellers Overcoming Disaster

Here, the Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation and LIBRIS insurance encourage booksellers to review a disaster checklist created to help stores and staff be prepared for disasters natural or otherwise.

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27 Sep

October 9 Deadline Approaching for Carla Gray Memorial Scholarship for Emerging Bookseller-Activists

The year-long scholarship will send one bookseller to ABA’s 2019 Winter Institute and their region’s 2019 fall trade show as well as provide $1,000 to start a community outreach program through the store.

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17 Sep

Binc Offers Tips on Preparing for Disasters

September is National Preparedness Month, and the Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation is sharing how it can help if disaster strikes.

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04 Sep

Bidding Starts Sunday for the Book Industry Charitable Foundation’s Piggy Bank Auction

Binc’s Bank on Booksellers online auction of piggy banks designed by authors, artists, and celebrities will once again help raise funds for the organization.

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29 Aug

Bidding Opens September 9 for Binc’s “Bank on Booksellers” Piggy Bank Auction

This year’s Bank on Booksellers auction to benefit the Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation will help raise money for booksellers suffering from financial hardships.

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06 Aug

Binc Announces Winners of Macmillan Booksellers Professional Development Scholarships

“All of the winners are doing their part to create a more inclusive environment and help strengthen the book industry,” said Binc Executive Director Pam French.

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31 Jul
Binc/Carla Gray scholarship ad

Applications Open for Carla Gray Memorial Scholarship for Emerging Bookseller-Activists

The recipient will attend ABA’s 2019 Winter Institute and their region’s 2019 fall trade show and will be provided with a grant to establish and implement a community outreach program through their store.

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25 Jun

Last Call: July 1 Deadline for Professional Development Scholarship

The program, sponsored by the Book Industry Charitable Foundation and Macmillan Publishers, offers $500 for a bookseller from a traditionally underrepresented group in the industry to attend their regional show; nine winners will be chosen.

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11 Jun

Binc to Auction Piggy Banks Decorated by Notable Authors

The Book Industry Charitable Foundation is seeking authors or illustrators who are interested in decorating a piggy bank for the Bank on Booksellers Piggy Bank Auction in September.

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