About Us

The Book Industry Charitable Foundation (Binc) grew out of the wish of bookstore employees to establish a fund to help their colleagues experiencing an unexpected financial crisis.  As a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, we are dedicated to assisting bookstore employees across the country in their time of greatest need. The Foundation typically helps brick and mortar bookstore employees who have a personal financial need arising from severe hardship and/or emergency circumstances.

Since our inception in 1996, the Foundation has given over $5 million in tax-free financial assistance grants and higher education scholarships.  Whether you’re a bookseller, a friend of the book industry or someone looking to make a difference, we hope you will take the opportunity to learn more about the Book Industry Charitable Foundation.

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