Binc Foundation Launches eBay Auction Fundraiser

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From now through the end of November, the Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation is conducting an auction on eBay of autographed books by prominent and celebrated authors. “This is a great way to find a special gift for the book lovers on your list while also ensuring the foundation continues to help out booksellers who face a financial emergency,” said Binc Executive Director Pamela French.

Auction items will include Hard Choices by Hillary Clinton (Simon & Schuster), The Magic Tree House Survival Guide by Mary Pope Osborn (Random House Books for Young Readers), Treasure Hunters by James Patterson (Little, Brown and Company), Euphoria by Lily King (Atlantic Monthly Press), and many more. The benefit auction will also offer a variety of cookbooks, children’s books, and young adult books, as well as a wide selection of new bestselling hardbacks. New offerings will be added weekly.

All proceeds will benefit bookstore employees in need through the programs of the Binc Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Binc’s core program provides assistance to bookstore employees who have a demonstrated financial need arising from severe hardship and/or emergency circumstances. Since its inception in 1996, the organization has provided over $5.2 million in financial assistance and scholarships to more than 6,900 families. Support for the Foundation’s programs and services come from all sectors of the book industry.

For more information on the auction, visit Binc’s eBay Giving Works page.