02 Mar

Forever a Binc-ista

Denise Chávez, the owner of Casa Camino Real Bookstore in Las Cruces, New Mexico, explains how a Book Industry Charitable Foundation scholarship to Winter Institute 12 changed her life.

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23 Feb

March 6 Application Deadline for Binc Higher Education Scholarships

The Book Industry Charitable Foundation is accepting applications for its 2017 higher education scholarships for booksellers and their dependents through March 6.

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14 Jan

Binc Foundation Opens Application for 2017 Higher Education Scholarships

The Book Industry Charitable Foundation is accepting applications for its 2017 higher education scholarship program for booksellers and their dependents from now through March 6, 2017.

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19 Dec

“Think Binc” Fundraising Campaign Seeks Donations to Reach Year-End Goal

The Book Industry Charitable Foundation is close to its goal of raising $100,000 to help booksellers in need; however, in the past month it has received a record number of requests for assistance.

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30 Nov

BTW News Briefs

Binc Foundation launches “Think Binc” fundraising campaign; E-commerce tops shopping in brick-and-mortar stores over Black Friday weekend; Esteemed authors and translators to attend 2016 New Literature From Europe Festival; Book Industry Study Group expands 2017 programming; Forbes and Advantage Media Group launch ForbesBooks

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12 Oct

Southern Booksellers Return to Business After Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew took a big bite out of Columbus Day weekend business but several booksellers in the Southeast who spoke to BTW were relieved to have come through the storm without major damage.

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28 Sep

Volunteers Help Next Page Books Weather Flood

Before the Cedar River crested on Tuesday, Next Page Books moved its inventory and furniture to a safe location with the help of volunteers.  

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20 Sep

Parnassus to Auction Author-Decorated Piggy Banks to Benefit Booksellers

Parnassus Books will launch an auction in-store and online this Sunday on more than 100 author-decorated piggy banks to help offset medical expenses for a store employee with cancer and to benefit the Book Industry Charitable Foundation.

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14 Sep

BTW News Briefs

Binc Co-Ambassador Ann Patchett films promotional video; ABFE joins protest over bookstore boycott; AAP CEO Tom Allen to step down; Bloomsbury USA restructures; NBF Director Lisa Lucas talks to NYT Magazine; Books Are My Bag Readers Awards to launch; Amazon to open dozens of pop-up stores in malls; Sharon Olds wins 2016 Wallace Stevens Award; FT & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award short list announced

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02 Sep

Binc Foundation Seeks Information About Booksellers’ Changing Needs

The Book Industry Charitable Foundation is asking booksellers to participate in a survey that will give the organization a better understanding of the current needs and experiences of the nation’s bookstore employees.

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26 Jul

When a Bookstore Is Also a Safe Haven

Here, reprinted from a recent issue of Publishers Weekly, ABA President Betsy Burton talks about how, in troubling times, bookstores play an important role as a place to gather, reflect, talk, and heal.

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29 Jun

LGBTQ, Acceptance, Grief Resource List Grows to 430 Titles

The list of titles on LGBTQ issues, acceptance, and grief suggested by booksellers in the wake of the tragedy in Orlando was updated this week with more than 100 additional recommendations.

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20 Jun

Adult, Children’s Book Lists Available in Wake of Orlando Tragedy

In response to last week’s tragedy in Orlando, ABA has compiled a list of titles suggested by booksellers on LGBTQ issues, acceptance, and grief. The list is available to everyone as an Excel file on BookWeb.org.

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15 Jun

ABA Responds to Sunday’s Tragic Events in Orlando

ABA has released a statement about the tragedy at the Pulse nightclub, as well as information about resources aimed at both helping the Orlando community and addressing the needs of customers looking for a greater understanding of LGBTQ issues, grief, and tolerance.

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06 Jun

2016 Binc Higher Education Scholarship Winners Named

The recipients of the Book Industry Charitable Foundation’s 2016 Higher Education Scholarships include 27 current bookstore employees/owners and their dependents as well as former Borders Group employees and their dependents.

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