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Binc Launches Feasibility Study for Bookstores in Underserved Markets

Binc has engaged social impact consulting firm Strategic Growth Group (SGG) to research a possible framework for supporting bookstores in underserved markets. The research, which is being funded by $60,000 in donations from book industry partners Abrams, the American Booksellers Association, HarperCollins Publishers, Litographs and Macmillan will seek to determine if Binc’s mission might be expanded to include a program that helps owners purchase, expand, open or revitalize bookstores in communities without ready access to books and the community services independent bookstores often provide.

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.

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.

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

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