Press Release

Binc Announces New Communications & Marketing Specialist

The Binc Foundation team is delighted to welcome Robin Wood as our new communications & marketing specialist. October 19, 2020 – Robin Wood, Binc’s new communications & marketing specialist, comes most recently from Books & Books @ The Studios, the Key West-based nonprofit independent bookstore founded by George Cooper and Judy Blume and affiliated with

Announcing: Give Comics Hope

New Charitable Initiative Supports Comic Shops Affected by COVID-19 with Donations from Community’s Personal Collections ⮕ For information about comic store financial assistance eligibility please visit our Give Comics Hope page. ⮕ For more information about donating auction items please visit Give Comics Hope’s website. September 15, 2020​ ​– ​GIVE COMICS HOPE​, a new charitable

2020 Higher Education Scholarship Winners

Seven recipients have been selected to receive a total of $26,000 in scholarships as part of the Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation’s 2020 Higher Education Scholarship Program.

Comic Book Retailers and Store Employees Eligible to Receive Relief

April 21, 2020 – BURBANK and ST. LOUIS – ​Comic book retailers impacted by the COVID-19 crisis have a new dedicated relief fund designed to provide financial assistance to comic shops and their employees. Led and managed by the ​Book Industry Charitable Foundation (Binc)​, the formation of the ​COMICBOOK UNITED FUND has galvanized the comics world, including Oni-Lion Forge Publishing Group and DC, who made the joint announcement today.

A Message from Executive Director Pam French

Over the last 30 days, we have seen this community come together to support each other in extraordinary ways. Because of our amazing partners from across the industry, since March 13th, Binc has approved and distributed over $351,958 in emergency assistance to households and families in need of fast emergency relief. These funds have gone to help 353 households helping

James Patterson Announces $500,000 Donation and Campaign to Help Save Independent Bookstores Across the U.S.

The COVID-19 public health crisis has put our nation’s independent bookstores in grave danger. Through the support of James Patterson, Reese’s Book Club, the Book Industry Charitable Foundation (Binc), the American Booksellers Association (ABA), and YOUR GENEROSITY, together we can do our part to save independent bookstores — the hearts and souls of main streets in cities and towns all across the United States.

Publisher ABRAMS Launches #helpabookseller challenge with Binc

NEW YORK, NY – March 24, 2020 – ABRAMS is launching #HELPABOOKSELLER, a fundraising challenge to benefit BINC (Book Industry Charitable Foundation), a nonprofit organization dedicated to booksellers in need, in order to raise more than $100K to help booksellers during this critical time as our country is affected by the detrimental impacts of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Binc Prepares for COVID-19 Assistance to Booksellers and Comic Retailers

Questions are being asked about Binc’s role and capacity to help bookstores during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak and assistance requests have started coming in. The Binc Foundation will continue to help booksellers according to our policy for public health emergencies. Assistance may be available for the medical expenses of booksellers and to help booksellers in specific cases where store closure and/or loss of scheduled pay leads to the inability to pay essential household bills for an individual or family.

Bank on Booksellers Returns in June 2020

Calling authors, illustrators, comic book artists, and celebrities to help booksellers and comic retailers across the country by participating in the 2020 Book Industry Charitable Foundation’s Bank on Booksellers piggy bank auction. The online auction will go live for one week in June. But before that can happen, Binc needs your help.

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