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Binc Announces New Mental Health Wellness Program

The Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation announces a new Mental Health Wellness program to provide short term support to any employee or owner of U.S. bookstores and comic shops.

Binc’s Year-End Campaign Begins!

Ann Arbor, MI—The Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation is kicking off its year-end campaign, Read Love Support (#readlovesupport), on November 15th this year. With the need for emergency financial assistance continuing to increase year over year, their goal is to reach $100,000 or more in donations before December 31, 2022. Penguin Random House is partnering

Book Industry Charitable Foundation 2022 Scholarship Announcements

Ann Arbor, MI – The Binc Foundation is proud to honor the 2022 professional development scholarship recipients. Thanks to Binc’s supporters, $16,250 was awarded to fifteen booksellers and comic retailers from across the country representing bookmobiles, comic shops, and local bookstores large and small. On the scholarships, Binc’s executive director, Pam French, said, “We are

Applications Now Open for Carla Gray Memorial Scholarship for Emerging Bookseller-Activist

The Carla Gray Memorial Scholarship for Emerging Bookseller-Activists gives an independent bookseller the opportunity to attend two bookselling events as well as receive a $1000 grant to make their community stronger. The community outreach component of this scholarship is focused on finding new readers and ensuring access to books that improve readers’ lives while integrating

Binc Offers $750 Scholarships to Diamond Summit

The Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation announced today the Foundation will be offering two $750 scholarships to comic book store owners and their employees to attend the Diamond Summit in Baltimore, Maryland on October 26th and 27th, 2022. The funds may be used for travel, replacement wages, lodging, and meals.  On the new scholarship, Diamond

Macmillan Professional Development Scholarships Program Returns

Ann Arbor, MI – The Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation and Macmillan Publishers are proud to announce the return of the Macmillan Booksellers Professional Development Scholarship. This scholarship program provides $500 to booksellers traditionally underrepresented within the industry to attend their region’s fall trade show. Due to Covid-19, this program was paused in 2020 and 2021.

The Denver Publishing Institute and Binc Foundation Announce Hannah Amrollahi the 2022 Winner of DPI Scholarship

Hannah Amrollahi has been awarded a scholarship to attend the Denver Publishing Institute this summer. Hannah is the Children & Young Adult Department Manager at The Bookworm in Omaha, Nebraska. The scholarship she was awarded is a collaboration with the Binc Foundation, Sourcebooks, and the Denver Publishing Institute; it includes, tuition, room and board, and up

Binc Welcomes New Board Members and Staff

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDate: 1/28/2022  Pam FrenchExecutive Directorpam@bincfoundation.org   Binc Welcomes New Board Members and Staff Ann Arbor—The Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation is thrilled to welcome new Board members, announce updates to the Board’s Executive Committee, and introduce new staff members. “I am thankful for all of the talented individuals, both Board members and

Scholarship applications are now open for Denver Publishing Institute This opportunity sponsored by Sourcebooks, Binc, and DPI

Binc, the Book Industry Charitable Foundation, in collaboration with Sourcebooks and the Denver Publishing Institute at the University of Denver, announced on January 1st that applications are open to apply for a scholarship to attend the Denver Publishing Institute. This opportunity is open to current booksellers from a brick and mortar bookstore interested in learning about

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