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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

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

National Gun Violence Awareness Day

Friday, June 3, is National Gun Violence Awareness Day which, since 2015, has occurred on the first Friday in June. The day of awareness this year comes at a time when the media remains exceptionally filled with stories of the impact  gun violence has on communities, families, and people across the country, including those working

What We’ve Learned in the Two Years of the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Two years ago, the news was overtaken by the COVID-19 pandemic, bringing heartache and breathtaking change to the world.  Businesses closed. People lost their jobs and paychecks. Hospitals operated at and even beyond their capacity.  The news was filled with stories of confusion, worry, illness, uncertainty, anxiety, and fear.  And, if you read about it

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.

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