Binc News

Donor Profile: Lee Wind and the IBPA Community

The IBPA Fall 2021 catalog, Indie Titles For Your Consideration for booksellers, featuring more than 100 books from independent publishers raised $2,560 for Binc. We are pleased to introduce you to IBPA’s Lee Wind and share more background on this successful and innovative fundraiser that has done so much to raise money and awareness for Binc.

Binc Announces 2021 Online Holiday Gift Guide

Ann Arbor, MI – Today, The Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation launched its 2021 Holiday Gift Guide.   (https://www.bincfoundation.org/2021-holiday-gift-guide/). Featuring an assortment of gifts, the guide includes a wide array of unique offerings from 30 indie bookstores and comic shops across the country and items that give back to Binc, and therefore support booksellers and comic store employees in need.  Pam

Binc Announces 2021 Higher Education Scholarship Recipients

Ann Arbor, MI —Eight recipients have been selected to receive a total of $29,500 in scholarships as part of the Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation’s 2021 Higher Education Scholarship Program. The recipients were selected from thirty-four applicants. Winners are attending colleges and universities in New York, Florida, Arizona, Tennessee, Massachusetts, Delaware, Wisconsin, and Michigan. They are

“Survive to Thrive” Gives $1.1M in Grants to 115 Stores

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The Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation announced today the Survive to Thrive, the special, one-time store grant initiative, will make awards to 115 independent bookstores and comic shops totaling $1.1 million. Ninety-nine stores will receive grants of $10,000 and 16 will receive $7,500. The grant recipients were determined by a juried application process with the goal of assisting stores that were poised to make a strong recovery from the pandemic.

Binc Launches Feasibility Study for Bookstores in Underserved Markets

Binc has engaged social impact consulting firm Strategic Growth Group (SGG) to research a possible framework for supporting bookstores in underserved markets. The research, which is being funded by $60,000 in donations from book industry partners Abrams, the American Booksellers Association, HarperCollins Publishers, Litographs and Macmillan will seek to determine if Binc’s mission might be expanded to include a program that helps owners purchase, expand, open or revitalize bookstores in communities without ready access to books and the community services independent bookstores often provide.

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