17 Dec

Financial Emergencies Needn’t Be Tragic

Here’s a look at some of the ways that the Book Industry Charitable Foundation can help booksellers who have suffered a loss of household income due to a death in the family, disability, divorce or separation, or a partner’s or spouse’s job loss.

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25 Nov

Something to Be Thankful For: The Book Industry Charitable Foundation

“I never thought I’d be in this position” is the most repeated phrase from booksellers submitting grant applications to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation (Binc), a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting booksellers in need.

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13 Nov

Binc to Benefit From Sales of Stkr.it

Bookstores can support the work of the Book Industry Charitable Foundation by ordering Stkr.it, a new product that enables consumers to connect personal digital recordings to books and other items.

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26 Sep

BTW News Briefs

ABFFE and Pen American Center host Paradise Banned; Writers receive MacArthur fellowships; PayPal offers small business loans; Georgetown’s Harborwalk Books destroyed by fire; Anti-tax groups support Amazon’s appeal to Supreme Court 

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18 Sep

Colorado Bookstores Suffer Minimal Flood Damage

Though last week’s torrential rain in Colorado’s Front Range led to catastrophic flooding across 17 counties, the worst damage to Colorado booksellers has been in lost sales.

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21 Aug

Binc Fundraiser to Feature The Doors’ John Densmore

A fundraiser on September 19 at the SIBA trade show to benefit the Book Industry Charitable Foundation will feature former drummer for The Doors, John Densmore.

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20 Jun

Binc Extends Bookseller Assistance to Include Utility Shut-Off Prevention

The Book Industry Charitable Foundation has extended its reach to provide utility shut-off prevention to bookstore employees facing personal financial hardship.

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22 May

Seattle Book Community Raises Funds for Boston Bombing Victims

Last week, Seattle’s University Book Store partnered with local author Mary Jane Beaufrand to hold an in-store fundraiser for victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.

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07 May

Book Industry Charitable Foundation to Hold Benefit Concert

ABA has signed on to be the primary sponsor for the Book Industry Charitable Foundation’s first-ever benefit concert. The Sips & Songs Concert will be held on June 8 at Woodruff’s in Ypsilanti, Michigan’s historic Depot Town. All proceeds will benefit Binc’s programs to assist bookstore employees experiencing personal financial crisis.

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02 May

BTW News Briefs

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Our Boston to benefit The One Fund; Preliminary World Book Night statistics revealed; Publishing Triangle’s annual awards presented; AAUP lists “Books for Understanding: Chechnya”; MacAdam Cage founder David Poindexter dies; HarperCollins launches digital mystery line Witness; Down East Books sold to Rowman & Littlefield; Hachette makes e-book catalog available to libraries

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18 Apr

BTW News Briefs

Pubs for the Hub to raise funds for Boston; Intuit’s “Make a Wish” contest for small business owners returns; ALA’s list of most challenged titles released; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announces Take 5; Books Are My Bag to launch in U.K.; Simon & Schuster in pilot program with New York City libraries; Ingram adds Ebook Library titles to OASIS

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18 Mar

Binc Scholarship Applications Accepted Through April 18

The Book Industry Charitable Foundation is accepting applications from eligible bookstore employees, bookstore owners, former Borders employees, and dependents of each for the Binc Scholarship program, which will award up to 35 higher education awards totaling $100,000.

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19 Feb

Binc Opens Application Process for Higher Education Scholarships

The Book Industry Charitable Foundation is accepting applications from now through April 18 for the Binc Foundation Scholarship program, which will award up to 35 higher education awards totaling $100,000 to eligible bookstore employees, bookstore owners, former Borders employees, and dependents of each.

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11 Dec

ABFFE Returns to Lower Manhattan Offices

Six weeks after Hurricane Sandy shut down much of lower Manhattan, the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression has returned to its fourth-floor offices on Fulton Street in the South Street Seaport.

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14 Nov

S&S Offers Assistance in Wake of Sandy

Simon & Schuster has created a Hurricane Sandy relief effort that offers multiple copies of 20 new releases and bestsellers free of charge to  retail accounts damaged by the storm.

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