Various events are held throughout the year as a way for Binc to increase awareness of the Foundation, raise funds and be involved with the community. Everyone knows that the best events are the ones with the most participation, and with this in mind we want to make it easier for you to get involved! Below is information about upcoming and annual events that would benefit from your involvement.
Bid on a Piece of History to Help Booksellers
On New Year’s Eve 2012 the outdoor signage was removed from Borders flagship store in Ann Arbor, MI, marking a sad, but inevitable milestone in the lives of many book lovers. Because of the generosity of Malcolm Properties, LLC, the building owners, the letters spelling BORDERS BOOKS & MUSIC have been donated to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation to use in fundraising efforts. All the money raised will go toward Foundation programs to assist book store employees across the country with emergency financial grants.
Starting January 21, 2013 until January 31, 2013 you can bid on these letters through an online eBay charity auction. http://donations.ebay.com/charity/charity.jsp?NP_ID=59114. The 2-foot tall metal and plexi-glass letters are waiting to adorn your bookshelf, wall, cupboard, indoors or out – wherever you want a little fun. Whether you want one of the distinctive “B”s, your initials, a favorite letter, or enough letters to spell out a special word or name be sure to bid early and often!