23 Feb

Friday Application Deadline for Binc Academic Scholarships

This Friday, February 27, is the deadline for applications for the Book Industry Charitable Foundation’s 2015 academic scholarship program. Two scholarships of $10,000, 50 scholarships of $3,500, and the inaugural Karl Pohrt Tribute Scholarship of $5,000 will be awarded.

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26 Jan

Binc Foundation Ready to Help East Coast Booksellers

The Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation stands ready to help booksellers in need of emergency financial assistance as a result of this week’s record-breaking snowstorm.

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13 Jan

Binc Accepting Applications for 2015 Academic Scholarships

The Binc Foundation Scholarship Program will award $200,000 in scholarships this year to booksellers and their families. Applications are due by February 27. 

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08 Jan

BTW News Briefs

Morin becomes president and COO at Ingram; Survey finds rise in writers’ fear of government surveillance; Como sales rep retires; Binc Foundation elects president, new board member; IDW Publishing acquires Top Shelf Productions

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10 Nov

Binc Foundation Launches eBay Auction Fundraiser

From now through the end of November, the Book Industry Charitable Foundation is conducting an auction on eBay of autographed books by prominent and celebrated authors.

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14 Aug

BTW News Briefs

RosettaBooks inks deal with Ingram Publisher Services; Best Little Bookshop goes beta; Binc Foundation honored, names new Board members; Finalists for 2014 Thurber Prize announced

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13 Aug

Binc to Hold Cell Phone Recycling Drives at Regional Shows

The Book Industry Charitable Foundation will be holding used cell phone recycling drives at each of this fall’s regional trade shows. Proceeds from the drives will help pay emergency expenses for booksellers in need.

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08 Jul

Binc Adds Funerals, Homelessness to Financial Assistance Program

In response to bookseller input, the Book Industry Charitable Foundation has expanded its financial assistance program to include homelessness prevention and funeral expenses.

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24 Jun

Binc Launches Matching Grants Pilot Program

Through a new Matching Grant Pilot Program, the Book Industry Charitable Foundation will match funds raised by a bookstore dollar-for-dollar up to a maximum of $2,000 to help a bookseller in need in situations not covered by Binc’s existing financial assistance programs.

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27 May

Book Industry Charitable Foundation Awards 53 Scholarships

The 53 recipients of the Book Industry Charitable Foundation’s 2014 Higher Education Scholarships include one $10,000 winner and 22 $3,500 winners from ABA member stores.

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01 May

BTW News Briefs

Binc’s assistance to booksellers on the rise; BEA adds keynote with author Walter Isaacson; Lambda names Outstanding Mid-Career Novelists and Emerging Writers; Deadline nears for National Book Awards submissions

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05 Mar

Binc Foundation Seeks Industry Input

The Book Industry Charitable Foundation is asking members of the book community to respond to a short survey about overall awareness of its services, possible improvements, and additional ways to assist booksellers.

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24 Feb

Binc Scholarship Deadline Extended to March 3

Due to technical problems that caused the Binc/Scholarship America website to crash, the deadline for scholarship applications for the 2014–2015 academic year has been extended to 11:59 p.m. CST on Monday, March 3.

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18 Feb

Binc Scholarship Deadline February 28

Next Friday, February 28, is the last day to apply for the Book Industry Charitable Foundation’s expanded Scholarship Program, which will award up to $198,500 in higher education scholarships to current bookstore employees, owners, and their dependents and former Borders Group employees and their dependents.

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14 Jan

Binc Foundation Accepting Scholarship Applications for 2014–2015 Academic Year

Applications are being accepted from now until February 28, 2014, for the newly expanded Binc Foundation Scholarship Program, which will offer two scholarships at the $10,000 level and up to 51 awards of $3,500 each.

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