Binc News

Don’t Let COVID Sideline Other Needs

Like all of you, Binc has been focused on the COVID-19 pandemic for the last three months. We are proud and honored to be a part of helping more than 500 households and 1625+ stores get through this emergency.

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

ABRAMS LAUNCHES #HELPABOOKSELLER CHALLENGE WITH BINC GOAL TO RAISE MORE THAN $100K
CALLS ON SUPPORT FROM AUTHORS AND PARTNERS TO HELP RAISE FUNDS!
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).

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