25 May

Binc Announces 2018 Higher Education Scholarship Winners

The Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation has chosen 27 booksellers to receive more than $100,000 as part of the organization’s 2018 Higher Education Scholarship Program.

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23 May

Binc’s “Heads or Tails” Fundraiser Planned for Children’s Institute

The Book Industry Charitable Foundation will host a fundraising game at next month’s Children’s Institute, where booksellers can donate money to Binc by buying flashing pins for a chance to win $250.

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03 Apr

Binc Announces the 2018 Share the Good Campaign

Throughout the month of April, Binc will share stories of booksellers who have been helped after life-changing events in the hope of getting 50 book lovers to become Binc monthly sustaining donors.

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13 Mar

Bookseller Stories From Binc: Taking Care of Mom

“I’ve felt like I’m falling and no one will let me — it’s amazing, all these catchers. I’m lucky!” said one bookseller who received financial assistance from the Book Industry Charitable Foundation.

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06 Mar
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AdventureKEEN Launches 2018 Indie Bookstore Campaign to Benefit Binc

Outdoor and regional publisher AdventureKEEN is rolling out the second year of its shop local program, which gives indie bookstores a rebate and provides a matching donation to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation.

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14 Feb

Wi13 Education: Emergency Preparedness and Resiliency for Your Business

“Emergency preparedness and resiliency planning is not about having all the answers — it’s about gathering the right tools,” said Wi13 education session panelist John Cavalier of Cavalier House Books.

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30 Jan

Winter Institute Attendees Raise $7,700 for Binc

The Book Industry Charitable Foundation’s “Heads or Tails” game collected $7,700 for the organization, which ABA chose as the Winter Institute’s first-ever featured charity.

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23 Jan

Binc Board of Directors Welcomes Two New Members

The Book Industry Charitable Foundation’s Board has gained two new members: Jen Reynolds, the director of field sales for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and former Village Books co-owner Chuck Robinson.

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10 Jan

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.

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10 Jan

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.

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09 Jan

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.

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19 Dec

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.

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06 Dec

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. 

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06 Dec
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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.”

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18 Oct

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.

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