Press Releases

  • Binc Announces New Mental Health Wellness Program
    The Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation announces a new Mental Health Wellness program to provide short term support to any employee or owner of U.S. bookstores and comic shops.
  • Binc’s Year-End Campaign Begins!
    Ann Arbor, MI—The Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation is kicking off its year-end campaign, Read Love Support (#readlovesupport), on November 15th this year. With the need for emergency financial assistance continuing to increase year over year, their goal is to reach $100,000 or more in donations before December 31, 2022. Penguin Random House is partnering
  • Book Industry Charitable Foundation 2022 Scholarship Announcements
    Ann Arbor, MI – The Binc Foundation is proud to honor the 2022 professional development scholarship recipients. Thanks to Binc’s supporters, $16,250 was awarded to fifteen booksellers and comic retailers from across the country representing bookmobiles, comic shops, and local bookstores large and small. On the scholarships, Binc’s executive director, Pam French, said, “We are
  • Applications Now Open for Carla Gray Memorial Scholarship for Emerging Bookseller-Activist
    The Carla Gray Memorial Scholarship for Emerging Bookseller-Activists gives an independent bookseller the opportunity to attend two bookselling events as well as receive a $1000 grant to make their community stronger. The community outreach component of this scholarship is focused on finding new readers and ensuring access to books that improve readers’ lives while integrating
  • Binc Offers $750 Scholarships to Diamond Summit
    The Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation announced today the Foundation will be offering two $750 scholarships to comic book store owners and their employees to attend the Diamond Summit in Baltimore, Maryland on October 26th and 27th, 2022. The funds may be used for travel, replacement wages, lodging, and meals.  On the new scholarship, Diamond
  • Macmillan Professional Development Scholarships Program Returns
    Ann Arbor, MI – The Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation and Macmillan Publishers are proud to announce the return of the Macmillan Booksellers Professional Development Scholarship. This scholarship program provides $500 to booksellers traditionally underrepresented within the industry to attend their region’s fall trade show. Due to Covid-19, this program was paused in 2020 and 2021.
  • The Denver Publishing Institute and Binc Foundation Announce Hannah Amrollahi the 2022 Winner of DPI Scholarship
    Hannah Amrollahi has been awarded a scholarship to attend the Denver Publishing Institute this summer. Hannah is the Children & Young Adult Department Manager at The Bookworm in Omaha, Nebraska. The scholarship she was awarded is a collaboration with the Binc Foundation, Sourcebooks, and the Denver Publishing Institute; it includes, tuition, room and board, and up
  • Binc Welcomes New Board Members and Staff
    PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDate: 1/28/2022  Pam FrenchExecutive Directorpam@bincfoundation.org   Binc Welcomes New Board Members and Staff Ann Arbor—The Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation is thrilled to welcome new Board members, announce updates to the Board’s Executive Committee, and introduce new staff members. “I am thankful for all of the talented individuals, both Board members and
  • Scholarship applications are now open for Denver Publishing Institute This opportunity sponsored by Sourcebooks, Binc, and DPI
    Binc, the Book Industry Charitable Foundation, 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. This opportunity is open to current booksellers from a brick and mortar bookstore interested in learning about
  • Binc Foundation Announces Winners of Indies with Impact Award and Carla Gray Memorial Scholarship for Emerging Bookseller-Activists
    The Binc Foundation announces the recipients of two professional development awards that reinforce the relationship between bookstores and their local community.
  • 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
    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.
  • Simon & Schuster Honors Carolyn Reidy with Gift to “Survive to Thrive”
    On the first anniversary of her death, Simon & Schuster announced a gift to the Survive to Thrive grant program in honor of long-time President & CEO Carolyn Reidy. Reidy was an early supporter of Binc as the Foundation grew beyond its origins serving Borders employees exclusively. This generous gift in Reidy’s name will help Survive to Thrive reach its $2 million fundraising goal.
  • Authors Donate $40,000 in Matching Funds, Maintaining Momentum for “Survive to Thrive”
    A dozen authors and illustrators have joined together to create a matching pool of $40,000 to drive the next stage of fundraising for Binc’s Survive to Thrive grant program, which will provide substantial grants to as many as 200 independent bookstores and comic shops contending with the effects of the pandemic.
  • “Survive to Thrive” Applications Open April 19
    The Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation announced today that applications for the Survive to Thrive grant program will be accepted beginning, today, April 19 and ending May 10 at 5pm Eastern. Fundraising for the grant program, which is designed to provide substantial grants to as many as 200 independent bookstores and comic shops, is still underway with a campaign goal of $2 million by the end of May. Grants will be awarded to the selected stores in early June.
  • Garth Stein Invites Authors & Creators to Join Match for Binc’s “Survive to Thrive” Campaign
    Garth Stein, author of The Art of Racing in the Rain and chair of Binc’s annual Author Leadership Circle Campaign, is inviting authors and comics creators to join him in donating to a pool of matching funds to drive the next stage of fundraising for the Survive to Thrive grant program.
  • Applications Open for Inaugural George Keating Scholarship Program
    Professional Development Scholarshipsavailable to NAIBA, SIBA and NEIBA booksellers The New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association (NAIBA), Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA), New England Independent Booksellers Association (NEIBA), and the Friends of George Keating committee are pleased to announce applications for the inaugural George Markey Keating Memorial Scholarship will open April 6. The scholarship provides $250
  • Ingram and Industry Leaders Donate $1M to Kick-Off “Survive to Thrive” Initiative
    The Book Industry Charity Foundation (Binc) has launched the Survive to Thrive bookstore grant program. Founded with initial support from Ingram Charities and Ingram Content Group, the program will quickly provide grants to independent bookstores and comic shops affected by COVID-19.
  • Applications Open March 3 for Binc Foundation 2021 Higher Education Scholarship Program
    Applications will be accepted March 3rd through April 15th, 2021 for the Binc Foundation’s annual higher education scholarship program.
  • GIVE COMICS HOPE ANNOUNCES OPEN APPLICATION PERIOD FOR COMIC SHOP ASSISTANCE
    Update: Don’t leave money on the table! Give Comics Hope Application Period Extended through Sunday, March 21. Apply now. Simple, five-minute application. All eligible applicants will receive an equal share of the total funds raised. Open to U.S. and Canadian stores.
  • Dynamite Donates $10,000 To Binc In Support of Comic Book Retailers
    Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce a donation of $10,000 to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation (Binc) to help support comic industry retailers and their employees continuing to battle the challenges of the past year and the COVID-19 crisis.
  • AdventureKEEN and Partner Bookstores Donate to Binc for Fourth Year
    AdventureKEEN is pleased to announce that their 2020 SHOP LOCAL, LIVE LOCAL campaign raised a total of $4,332 for the Book Industry Charitable Foundation (Binc). A matching $4,332 is being dispersed and mailed to 261 participating independent bookstores.
  • Binc Foundation Welcomes New Board Member, New Staff
    Welcome to Board Member Kuo-Yu Liang & Development Coordinator Kera Yonker; Many thanks to departing Board Members Jen Reynolds and Lori Tucker-Sullivan
  • ‘Double Vision’ auction to benefit Hero Initiative and Binc
    Some of the comic industry’s biggest talents have come together to produce unique original art pieces, featuring great combos of two artists and two characters benefiting two charities—Hero Initiative and The Binc Foundation’s (Book Industry Charitable Foundation) Comicbook United Fund.
  • Binc Announces New Match, Stretch Goals for Year-End Fundraising Campaign
    Supported by a group of authors, Binc is launching a new matching campaign and a stretch goal of $20,000 additional, for a new total campaign goal of $80,000 by Dec. 31.
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