Ann Arbor, MI – Today, The Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation launched its 2021 Holiday Gift Guide. (https://www.bincfoundation.org/2021-holiday-gift-guide/). Featuring an assortment of gifts, the guide includes a wide array of unique offerings from 30 indie bookstores and comic shops across the country and items that give back to Binc, and therefore support booksellers and comic store employees in need.
Pam French, Binc’s executive director says: “We know how important the holiday shopping season is to you and your store. We want to help drive people to independent bookstores and comic shops this year for their holiday shopping.”
The gift guide also includes exclusive archival prints, t-shirt and hat from distinguished authors and creators, and the 2021 Washington State Book Award winner “Alone Together”, edited by Jennifer Haupt.
Thanks to the generosity of donors, Binc continues help the employees and owners of hundreds of bookstores and comic book shops across the United States every year. Every week Binc hears from store employees facing a myriad of issues related to housing stability, natural disasters, medical crises, and other unforeseen emergencies. “We are still in a very precarious moment with COVID variants and uncertain supply-chain issues during the most important sales season for stores,” says French, “the gift guide is our way of helping stores expand their sales while reminding everyone to shop early and shop indie this holiday season.”