Bookseller stories

You Helped A Bookseller Find Shelter

Doormat reading "Home Sweet Home" surrounded by moving boxes, featuring a houseplant and a cup of tea

Everyone deserves a safe and affordable place to live, but a bookseller found themselves grappling with housing insecurity when their building was unexpectedly sold.

You Helped A Bookseller Put Family First

When a bookseller, who parents three small children, needed to take a week off work to care for all three of their seriously sick children it sent the family’s financial situation into what could have been a downward spiral. Your support is part of the safety net for this bookseller and the many other booksellers and comic shop employees and owners that face unexpected financial difficulties.

With Your Help, Binc Provides Resources and Reassurance

We sometimes hear that a bookseller or comic employee is so worried about a possible medical bill they put off going to the doctor or dentist for a long time. In situations like these, Binc’s assistance is not only monetary. With your help, Binc offers financial and informational resources and a compassionate ear.

Helping a Bookseller Stay Ahead of the Storm

Binc can help in many ways during a natural disaster, from quick emergency funds for gas and food, to helping a family stay ahead of the mortgage in spite of missed paychecks and all the extra expenses a disaster can cause.

You Helped A Bookseller Prevail After A Hurricane

Hurricane Sign, disaster tornado warning

A bookseller owns a thriving bookstore housed in a turn-of-the-century building in a charming town on the Atlantic coast. Hurricane Florence, which brought more than 24 inches of water and multiple days of high winds, put the store’s future in jeopardy. Find out how Binc helped.

Binc Helps Bookseller Recover from a Run of Bad Luck

Bad Things Happening to Good People could be the title of one bookseller’s story. To receive assistance from Binc, a book or comic book store employee must experience an unforeseen financial hardship, referred to as a “qualifying event.” When this bookseller contacted Binc, she had experienced eight separate qualifying events in the previous 15-month period.

Bookstore Rebounds After a Flood

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In many cases of natural disasters like flooding, earthquake, and fire, Binc’s help is part of the solution for the business. Insurance, community fundraising, and a Binc grant all working together mean this bookstore is once again open for business. It’s wonderful to join communities of book lovers helping bookstores recover from challenging circumstances.

Crash Recovery

The next day Binc called to get more info. They were incredibly kind and helpful. The day they emailed to say the grant had been approved (which covered nearly half of my medical costs) will forever be one of the best days of my life.

Working Together to Help a Family Regain Their Balance

Binc was recently contacted by the owners of a family-run comic book shop. They have been working mightily to keep their business afloat during the pandemic through a combination of in-store safety measures, online sales, and reducing expenses.

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