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.
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.
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.
Early in the spring, Binc conducted its third industry-wide survey. A record total of 696 respondents representing a wide cross-section of the bookselling industry participated.
Binc announced today that Garth Stein has been named Author Leadership Circle Campaign Chair. Along with Binc co-ambassadors Ann Patchett and James Patterson, Stein will help Binc become sustainable so that the foundation can continue to fulfill their mission of providing a financial safety net for booksellers for years to come.