Press Releases

  • 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
    North American comic shops can now apply for GIVE COMICS HOPE grants. Application period closes March 15, 2021.
  • 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.
  • GIVE COMICS HOPE CHANGES APPLICATION PERIOD FOR COMIC SHOP ASSISTANCE
    GIVE COMICS HOPE, the new charitable initiative which began its fundraising efforts this fall, today announces the application period has been changed and will now open mid- to late January (exact dates will be announced soon), with funds distributed at the end of February.
  • Ingram Content Group Urging Support for Booksellers through Binc’s Year-end Fundraising Campaign
    Update: You are all amazing! Thanks to your generosity and a match from Ingram Content Group, we met our fundraising goal in record time. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! But the campaign isn’t over. Every gift matters. Every gift is important. More news to come soon.
  • Gifts That Give Back: The Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation Holiday Gift Guide
    Binc has launched a holiday gift guide featuring items that give back to the Foundation and gifts from over 30 indie bookstores nationwide. The Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation launched its first-ever holiday gift guide (https://www.bincfoundation.org/2020-gift-guide/). Featuring an assortment of gifts, the guide includes items that give back to Binc, and therefore support booksellers in
  • Binc Announces New Communications & Marketing Specialist
    The Binc Foundation team is delighted to welcome Robin Wood as our new communications & marketing specialist. October 19, 2020 – Robin Wood, Binc’s new communications & marketing specialist, comes most recently from Books & Books @ The Studios, the Key West-based nonprofit independent bookstore founded by George Cooper and Judy Blume and affiliated with
  • Announcing: Give Comics Hope
    New Charitable Initiative Supports Comic Shops Affected by COVID-19 with Donations from Community’s Personal Collections ⮕ For information about comic store financial assistance eligibility please visit our Give Comics Hope page. ⮕ For more information about donating auction items please visit Give Comics Hope’s website. September 15, 2020​ ​– ​GIVE COMICS HOPE​, a new charitable
  • Binc Expands Staff in Response to Increased Grant Requests
    Seven recipients have been selected to receive a total of $26,000 in scholarships as part of the Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation’s 2020 Higher Education Scholarship Program.
  • 2020 Higher Education Scholarship Winners
    Seven recipients have been selected to receive a total of $26,000 in scholarships as part of the Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation’s 2020 Higher Education Scholarship Program.
  • 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).
  • Binc Prepares for COVID-19 Assistance to Booksellers and Comic Retailers
    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.
  • Bank on Booksellers Returns in June 2020
    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.
  • Now Accepting Applications for 2020 Indies with Impact Award
    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.
  • Now Accepting Applications for 2020 Higher Education Scholarship Program
    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.
  • New Board Member & Staff Changes
    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.
  • Now Accepting Applications to Denver Publishing Institute
    Binc, 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.
  • Binc Foundation to Honor Wanda Jewell at Winter Institute
    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.
  • Miesha Headen Awarded Carla Gray Memorial Scholarship
    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.
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