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Our Spring Fundraiser Has Begun!

Throughout the month of April, Binc will share stories of booksellers who have been helped after life changing events, from natural disasters to medical emergencies. Binc will also share messages from current supporters explaining why it’s important to maintain a safety net for booksellers. The goal of the campaign is to encourage 50 booklovers from across the country to become Binc monthly sustaining donors.

“Sharing these stories is important because they illustrate how book people are really helping each other,” said Pamela French, Executive Director. “But more importantly these stories show how critical it is to have a place to turn when life throws you a curve ball.”

A book industry veteran of more than 40 years is among those whose stories will be told during Share the Good:

In my 47-year career in the book business, I never asked for anything in return. Simply being around books, and in the culture of books, was the reward in itself. But sometimes life throws painful challenges in our path that we could never anticipate. This is what happened to me.

And it’s because of indie booksellers such as yourselves who donate money to Binc – even when times are toughest – that I received the crucial help I needed after my surgery. My gratitude for all of you good people is beyond measure. I have been deeply humbled, and I promise you that when I am able, I will pay it forward.

The Binc Foundation was founded and funded by booksellers. Binc continues to accept individual gifts directly and through payroll deduction, but the focus of Binc’s Share the Good campaign is to increase participation in the sustaining donor program. Click here to join our sustaining donors

 

Binc 2017 Impact Report Now Available

So many people in the book community came together in an extraordinary way in 2017, changing the lives of more booksellers than ever before. The stories of who our donors helped is powerful, however, we think you will be as impressed with the numbers from last year because they illustrate a very important point:

No bookseller was turned away!

Our donors gave us the resources to help every bookseller who turned to us with a need last year – Book people who suffered from serious medical conditions, faced unexpected injuries and accidents, and found themselves seeking new housing.

Generous book lovers, store owners, booksellers and other industry professionals helped book people from frozen Minnesota to storm-ravaged Texas, after the east coast hurricanes and the west coast wildfires and everywhere in between – booksellers from across the country who lost their homes, vehicles and all their belongings.

 

Please help Binc reach the booksellers who may need help by linking them to our website or encouraging them to contact us at (866) 733-9064 or help@bincfoundation.org