Our spring fundraiser for 2018 has begun! We hope you’re ready to help us #ShareTheGood!
Throughout the month of April, Binc will share stories of booksellers who have been helped after life changing events, from natural disasters to medical emergencies. We will also share messages from current supporters explaining why it’s important to maintain a safety net for booksellers.
The goal of the campaign is to encourage 50 booklovers from across the country to become Binc monthly sustaining donors.
“Sharing these stories is important because they illustrate how book people are really helping each other,” said Pamela French, Executive Director. “But more importantly these stories show how critical it is to have a place to turn when life throws you a curve ball.”
Here is a story from someone our sustaining donors helped last month:
In my 47-year career in the book business, I never asked for anything in return. Simply being around books, and in the culture of books, was the reward in itself. But sometimes life throws painful challenges in our path that we could never anticipate. This is what happened to me.
And it’s because of indie booksellers such as yourselves who donate money to Binc – even when times are toughest – that I received the crucial help I needed after my surgery. My gratitude for all of you good people is beyond measure. I have been deeply humbled, and I promise you that when I am able, I will pay it forward. – A grateful grant recipient
Your support today will help the next bookseller who faces the unexpected.
We also have a great video submitted by Page 158 Books in Wake Forest, NC. Page 158 is one of many stores that support the bookseller’s safety net. If you’d like to join them. click here.