Press Release

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.

Now Accepting Applications for 2020 Indies with Impact Award

The Binc Foundation and Penguin Random House, the world’s largest trade-book publisher, announce applications are being accepted for INDIES WITH IMPACT, an award to fund a community outreach project for an independent bookstore working with a community nonprofit or organization of their choice.

New Board Member & Staff Changes

Binc welcomes ABA board member Chris Morrow as the newest member of the Binc Board of Directors. Plus the executive committee roles have changed for 2020.

Now Accepting Applications to Denver Publishing Institute

Binc, 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.

Binc Foundation to Honor Wanda Jewell at Winter Institute

The Binc Foundation will be honoring the incomparable Wanda Jewell at Winter Institute in Baltimore. Wanda served as a member of the Binc Foundation’s board of directors from 2014 to 2018, and she was one of the first regional association executive directors to join the Binc board.

Miesha Headen Awarded Carla Gray Memorial Scholarship

The Carla Gray Memorial Scholarship committee—made up of representatives from across the book industry—has selected this year’s scholarship winner. The committee used an anonymous application process to ensure their final choice was selected fairly and with integrity.

Penguin Random House Promises $15,000 Match

Binc is kicking off its annual year-end campaign on November 30 — Small Business Saturday. Penguin Random House is partnering with Binc on their year-end fundraising campaign this year.

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