Bookseller Stories

You Are Helping Us Provide Mental Health Support

A report from the American Psychological Association showed that the pandemic has heightened the impact of chronic prolonged stress for people from all walks of life, and is especially linked to anxiety, depression, anger, sleep difficulties, eating disorders. You know that if you read about it in the news, then Binc is there for employees and owners of bookstores and comic shops who are experiencing it.

You Reminded a Bookseller That They Are Not Alone

It starts with something small. A late payment. An unexpected expense. Then it snowballs and suddenly a bookseller is living in a dark and cold apartment with no heat, light, or running water. Thanks to you, a grant from Binc allowed them to get the water and electricity reconnected bringing light, warmth, and hope back into their home.

Community Comes Together for a Bookseller

This bookseller was able to use two Binc programs – matching grants and the emergency financial assistance program. Your support allowed Binc to match what the bookseller’s local community raised, and provided enough additional assistance to pay for their travel expenses, and also the cremation and burial for their loved one. 

You Helped A Bookseller Smile Again

The pandemic has been hard on dental health. People are delaying dental care due to cost, lack of insurance, fear of exposure to the virus, and limited appointments. Binc is receiving more and more calls about dental health issues.

You Helped A Bookseller Find Shelter

Doormat reading "Home Sweet Home" surrounded by moving boxes, featuring a houseplant and a cup of tea

Everyone deserves a safe and affordable place to live, but a bookseller found themselves grappling with housing insecurity when their building was unexpectedly sold.

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