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.
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.
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.
If you have been a caregiver for a child, spouse, partner, or parent, you know first-hand that it can strain not only your emotional and physical energy but your pocketbook as well. We hear from many booksellers and comic retailers who are struggling with their family life and their job, while also being the primary caregiver for a loved one. The direct and indirect expenses add up and can become a financial hardship before a caregiver is even aware it’s happening.
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.