2020 Gift Guide

Purchases from the Binc Holiday Gift Guide support local indie bookstores and/or give back to Binc, helping booksellers and comic retailers. Every purchase helps. As you are thinking about holiday shopping this year, think Binc and think about indie book and comic stores.


Free audiobook from Libro.fm when you support Booksellers through this Gift Guide

Libro.fm, the audiobook company that splits profits with bookstores, is offering Binc supporters a free audiobook with the purchase of any items featured here.

To claim your free audiobook, just send your receipt to hello@libro.fm, with “Binc” in the subject line. Libro.fm will send you a one-month gift membership, good for an audiobook of your choice. Emails with receipts must be received by 12/15/2020. All audiobook gift memberships will be sent by 12/18/2020.

Limited Edition Binc Shirt

Special edition READ, LOVE, SUPPORT tee by illustrator and designer Henry Sene Yee. All proceeds benefit Binc and help booksellers and comic retailers.

Jon Klassen x Libro.fm

Shop this limited-edition holiday collection from award-winning writer and illustrator Jon Klassen. All proceeds will go directly to Binc, the Book Industry Charitable Foundation. 

Jon Klassen x Libro.fm for Binc T-Shirt
$25.00
Jon Klassen x Libro.fm for Binc 18×24 Poster
$20.00
Jon Klassen x Libro.fm for Binc 12×18 Poster
$15.00
Jon Klassen x Libro.fm for Binc Sticker
$5.00
Jon Klassen x Libro.fm for Binc Tote
$25.00
Jon Klassen x Libro.fm for Binc Throw Pillow
$25.00
Jon Klassen x Libro.fm for Binc Mug
$15.00

Gifts that Give Back

More great gifts that give a percentage back to Binc, helping booksellers and comic retailers across the country.

Official Hat of Mac’s Book Club Show Book Club
100% bio-washed cotton chino twill. Unstructured, six-panel, low-profile with a pre-curved visor and self-fabric tri-glide buckle closure.
$20
Mac’s Book Club Show Adult Hat
If you tune in to the Instagram Live sensation that is the Mac’s Book Club Show, you know it’s more fun to watch while wearing hat. We think it would be even more fun to watch while wearing THIS hat. 
$20
Jon Klassen’s Read Turtle Hat
100% bio-washed cotton chino twill. Unstructured, six-panel, low-profile hat with a pre-curved visor and self-fabric tri-glide buckle closure.
$20
Alone Together edited by Jennifer Haupt
Bestselling authors and poets come together to contribute essays, poetry, and interviews about love, grief, and comfort during the coronavirus pandemic with proceeds to benefit the independent booksellers who play an integral role in literature.
$16.99
Give Comics Hope Mug
premium ceramic coffee mug featuring the Give Comics Hope logo.
$12.00
The First Cat In Space T-shirt
The second printing of these awesome The First Cat In Space shirts feature a new style — a nice blue shirt features a white ringer band on the sleeves and shoulders. Made of a 4.5 oz, 100% combed ringspun cotton, this is a nice jersey t-shirt. Available in both youth and adult sizes.
$22.00
Jon Klassen – Archival Print
Printed by Land Gallery in Portland, Oregon using an 11-color high definition ink process on an enhanced matte archival paper.
$35
For the book nerd in all of us – this mask is an Underlined by Out of Print collaboration.
$12.00
Don’t Panic – with our The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy adult face mask.
$12.00
Sesame Street adult face mask with adjustable ear straps.
$14.00
The only officially licensed Mo Willems kids’ mask! Art © Mo Willems
$14.00

Litographs Facemask
Features a shelf of classic and contemporary books written by Black authors.
$14.99

A big thank you to all vendors, authors, companies and creators who have generously donated their time, talents, and proceeds to help booksellers in need.


Great Gifts that Support Local Bookstores Across the Country

We reached out to the nearly 1,600 bookstores and comic retailers in our database and invited them to share store merch for our gift guide as a way to showcase the importance of shopping indie this holiday season and always.

Apparel

Kids Ink Children’s Bookstore
T-shirt
Grey and green shirt with Kids Ink logo. Available in adult and children sizes.
$18.95
Raven Book Store
RAVEN DELIVERS T-Shirt
A pizza-inspired tee shirt designed by Nicholas Stahl to honor the adaptations we’ve all made to weather 2020’s storms. $2 of every shirt sold goes to Binc! 🧡
$20.00
Dotters Books
Give Local Love: Dotters T-shirt
Ambient Inks supported small businesses in the Chippewa Valley by printing shirts and giving money directly to those same small businesses. This is the Dotters Books shirt. Designed by Brian Moen of Etch Imago Co. and printed by Ambient Inks.
$25.00
Green Apple Books
STAY HOME, READ BOOKS shirts, hoodies, and masks

Shirts and sweatshirts in various colors and sizes, all with our beloved STAY HOME, READ BOOKS design.
$20
Old Harbor Books
OHB Downtown Sweatshirt
Original design by artist Jessica Henry. Available on a super-soft cotton/poly crewneck sweatshirt – a cozy way to show your bookstore love! Available in mauve or olive.
$47.99
Fact & Fiction
Fact & Fiction Rainbow T-Shirt
Show your love with your torso! Specify size when ordering. Available in XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL.
$22.00
Bards Alley Bookshop
T-shirt
Choose from any of Bards Alley’s branded T-Shirt designs, featuring our new friend Owly!
$28.99
Chapters Books & Gifts
Chapters T-shirt
Our store t-shirt features art from the MIBA bookstore map and comes in adult and children’s sizes.
$20.00
Twenty Stories
Damn Good Books Tee
The classic damn good books tee. It’s lightweight and the beloved color of antique gold.
$22.00
Fabled Bookshop & Cafe
Strong Female Lead T-shirt
Chances are you are one 🙋🏻‍♀️, know one 👊🏽, or are raising one 😅.⁣ ⁣ Fabled’s STRONG FEMALE LEAD shirts are going fast and for good reason. Here’s to all the strong ones out there— we see you. 💪🏽⁣ ⁣
$20.00
Oblong Books & Music
Hudson Valley Book Trail Shirt
This Hudson Valley Book Trail design, currently featured on a fold-out map and a tote bag is now available as a limited-edition shirt! All profits from this fundraiser will go to support Hudson Valley Book Trail Stores, and will be split evenly between the current community of stores.
$24.99
Broadway Books
T-Shirt
Soft and Cozy “Broadway Books” Short-Sleeved T-shirt in Storm
$20.00
Malvern Books
T-shirt, Mug

Featuring Malvern Books’ signature lion, this t-shirt is US made and offers ultimate comfort with soft 100% US grown organic cotton and print you can’t feel. $26. Also pictured, a Malvern Books 17oz travel mug with lid. Contact the store to purchase.
$16.00 – $26.00
The Bookman
T-shirt
A simple retro design hearkens back to our 1974 opening with icons representing the story elements. Available in many styles, colors, and sizes.
$25.00
Books & Books @ The Studios
T-shirt
Black, soft cotton t-shirt with the Books & Books at the Studios of Key West logo printed in white on the front.
$20.00
Word Bookstores
Word Bookstores Hoodie

Soft Charcoal Grey hoodie with bright green letters. 50% Polyester, 46% Cotton, 4% Rayon. Sweatshirt is super soft and from alternativeapparel.com. Did we mention how soft they are?!
$48.00

Totes & Accessories

Zenith Bookstore
Canvas Book Bag
“Books are Essential” canvas book bag.
$18.95
Booked
Large Tote Bag
Sustainable, fair-trade, durable tote bag made by mothers in Bangladesh. Large size has loops to hold bottle of water, yoga mat, wine bottle, etc. Also available in a smaller size.
$85.00

Ada’s Technical Books & Cafe
Tote Bag
Ada’s Technical Books Tote Bag.
$20.00
Books on B
Tote Bag
100% cotton with a gusset 13″ x 14″ x 3″ Made in the USA
$10.00
An Unlikely Story
Tote Bag
An Unlikely Story tote bag from the unlikeliest of all places; Jeff Kinney’s bookstore & café in Plainville, MA!
$12.95
The Story Shop
Tote Bag
Teal canvas tote with Story Shop logo in white.
$2.00
Spectator Books
Tote Bag
The Moon Reader Tote!
$10.00
The Ripped Bodice
Ripped Bodice Tote Bag
Classic Ripped Bodice totes are spacious enough to schlep even the most serious bookstore haul. Featuring art by Simini Blocker.
$20.00
The Garden District Book Shop
Garden District Book Shop Tote Bag
Printed on both sides with different author’s signatures
19x14x4.5 inches
$9.95
The Book Dragon Shop
The Book Dragon Shop Tote Bag
Large canvas tote, with black handles emblazoned with The Book Dragon Shop logo on it. Large enough to carry all your favorite books.
$20.00
Neighborhood Reads Neighborhood Reads Tote Bag
Our gusseted bookstore tote features our beloved bookstore dog, Benji, a super-size Goldendoodle.
$12.99
Scrawl Books
Scrawl Books Tote Bag
Black book tote with bold white lettering holds all your favorite titles and looks chic!
$18.00
The Sly Fox
Baseball Cap
Green one size fits all baseball cap with The Sly Fox logo.
$12.00
BookPeople
BookPeople Bandanas!
These versatile bandanas can be used for everything from a headband to a handkerchief, napkin, or even wall art! It’s the perfect little souvenir.
$15.00
Fiction Addiction
Fiction Addiction Sticker
Stick a little piece of Fiction Addiction to your notebook or laptop.
$2.50

Mugs and More!

The Book Shop of Beverly Farms
Mug
The Book Shop stainless steel campfire mugs are sturdy and retro cool – the perfect gift for book lovers everywhere!
$10.00
Tubby & Coo’s Mid-City Book Shop
Mug
An 11 oz. ceramic coffee mug that’s microwave and dishwasher safe and has a classic C-curve handle.
$20.00
Bright Side Bookshop
Mug
Bright Side Bookshop Vintage Mug,
holds 15 fluid oz
$12.00
Old Books on Front St.
Bookshelves Smile Mug
11 Oz mug sublimated by us to say: “My Bookshelves Don’t Sag, They Smile”
$18.00
Gallery Bookshop
Gallery Bookshop Mug
Handcrafted mugs featuring the Gallery Bookshop cat logo, made by Deneen Pottery. Currently available in black, with or without the drip glazing.
$21.95
Bisbee Books & Music
Spice Blends
We offer nine custom spice blends in packages that honor and respect famous and infamous characters from the history of Bisbee, Arizona in a hysterical way. Bisbee was a famous copper mining town in southeastern Arizona founded in 1880.
$9.99
The Bluestocking Bookshop
Candles
Our literary-inspired candles are designed to enhance your reading experience with scents that echo themes and settings from your favorites! These 4 oz. candles are hand-poured locally, 100% soy wax, clean burning and long lasting!
$12.00
Bookmarks
Bookbone
A weighted bookmark that holds your book open and frees up your hands. Perfect for use while cooking or crafting.
$9.95
Old Town Books
Cross Stitch Kit
Scout Bookstore Dog Cross Stitch Kit
$20.00
From My Shelf Books & Gifts
Book
Huck & Finn are the bookstore cats at From My Shelf Books & Gifts. You can read about a day in the life of Huck & Finn at the bookstore. It’s a book all their own, but they still have to share it with each other.
$8.99
Jackson Hole Book Trader Mug
Jenny Dowd’s handmade mugs are wheel thrown from porcelain and hand decorated with the Book Trader logo and established year. The white mug is lined with a smooth glossy black glaze, and the black mug is lined with a smooth glossy white glaze.
$35.00

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