Disasters/Relief

11 Oct

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.

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04 Oct

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

 

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26 Sep

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.

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20 Sep

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.

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20 Sep

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.

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13 Sep

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.

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06 Sep

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.

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08 Aug

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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07 Jul

Carla Gray Memorial Scholarship Announced

The new Carla Gray Memorial Scholarship for Emerging Bookseller-Activists, to be managed by the Book Industry Charitable Foundation, will honor the late Carla Gray of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

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16 Jun

Binc Announces Disaster Recovery Pilot Program for Stores

The Book Industry Charitable Foundation has launched a new program aimed at keeping bookstore staff employed by helping a store quickly return to normal business operations in the wake of a disaster.

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13 Jun

2017 Binc Higher Education Scholarship Winners Named

The Book Industry Charitable Foundation has announced the 27 recipients of scholarship awards amounting to $109,000 as part of the organization’s 2017 Higher Education Scholarships program.

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13 Jun

Accident Leaves Stirling Books & Brew Co-Owner Paralyzed

Jim and Staci Stuart of Albion, Michigan, will open Stirling Books & Brew in July, despite an accident during renovations last month that left Staci paralyzed.

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23 May

Publishers Pledge Funds to Binc Foundation

The Book Industry Charitable Foundation has announced that the industry’s leading publishers have committed significant financial support to help the organization provide financial assistance to booksellers facing unexpected challenges.

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02 May

Binc’s Annual Campaign to Sustain Sets New Goal

The Book Industry Charitable Foundation kicked off its third annual Campaign to Sustain on May 1. This year’s fundraising campaign aims to add 80 new sustaining donors by June 5.

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15 Mar

AdventureKEEN Becomes Binc’s First Publisher Promotion Partner

Through a new initiative, SHOP LOCAL, LIVE LOCAL, AdventureKEEN will donate 100 percent of profits from the sale of its titles at independent bookstores this June to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation.

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