Help Binc Raise $100,000 by Dec. 31

Thanks to all of you, and matching gifts by Penguin Random House and Binc’s Board of Directors, we are halfway to the goal of $100,000 by year-end.

There are a lot of worthy causes seeking donations right now – know that your gift to Binc means a bookseller or comic shop retailer doesn’t have to make a choice between rent and medicine after an unexpected illness, that they can access Binc’s new Mental Health Wellness Program to help them get through a personal crisis, that when storms and natural disasters happen, there is a place that bookstore and comic shop owners and employees can come to for help.

Thank you for being a vital part of Binc’s work! Donate today at

Thank you to everyone that helped spread the word about Binc and included Binc in special campaigns and promotions. We appreciate all of the in-store tip jars, wrapping stations, and other creative ways you’ve helped raise money for Binc so far during this campaign.

Special thanks to:

  • Michael Connelly, for the Everybody Counts t-shirt sales;
  • The Readers for a Cause and their auction of Stephen King collectibles, first editions, and signed books;
  • Stephen King, for signing copies of his newest book, Fairy Tale, for the auction!
  • Humble Bundle and the two publishers, Kodansha and Image Comics for choosing Binc as the recipient of their bundle sale proceeds;
  • Ingram Content Group, for making a gift to Binc part of celebrating the holidays with their partners and supporters;
  •, for gifting Binc’s supporters audiobooks; and
  • Steerforth Press, for their ARC promo.
Please Donate!

Request a Steerforth Press ARC, help Binc

Steerforth Press will make a donation to Binc for every bookseller new to their list who requests at least one of several selected ARCs. Get the details and see what's new and forthcoming from our friends at Steerforth Press.

Give & Get

Make a gift of $100 or more to Binc by Dec. 31 and get a gift from Give $100 and get one audiobook credit. Give $500+ and get three audiobook credits.

Two Humble Bundles Benefit Binc

Some of the hottest graphic novels and comics from the 2010s are featured in Image Comic's 30th anniversary Humble Bundle benefiting Binc. Get Saga, Ice Cream Man and more. The bundle will be available until December 17, 11 am Pacific.

Kodansha's newest Humble Bundle features manga e-books that inspired some of the anime you might be watching right now. The bundle will be available until Dec. 29 at 11 am Pacific.

Binc Out & About

Executive director Pam French recently had the chance to stop in at a few stores while traveling, including Page 158 Books in Wake Forest, NC and Letters Bookshop in Durham, NC. Thank you to Suzanne, Page 158 Books owner, for her work on Binc's program committee.

We hope to see many of you in February at Winter Institute in Seattle and ComicsPro in Pittsburgh.

Program Update


Mental Health Wellness Program Expands Your Impact

For 26 years, you have made sure that every qualified request received financial assistance from Binc. This year, thanks to your generosity, that safety net is even stronger. Now Binc’s program managers can offer the new Mental Health Wellness program, in addition to financial assistance. Year to date, the Mental Health Wellness Program has helped hundreds of book and comic shop employees and owners.

Read who you are helping in this month's story. And subscribe to our Stories for a monthly update on the people you are helping Binc help.

Monthly Resource: Emergency Preparedness

Do you have an updated emergency plan for your store and your family? It’s important, at least once a year, to review plans, make sure information is up-to-date and that everyone knows key information, including critical contact numbers.

Binc’s resources page has information to help you develop emergency plans, checklists and kits for your store and home.

Apply for a Scholarship to Children’s Institute

Children’s Institute is the American Booksellers Association’s annual professional development conference for booksellers specializing in children’s books, taking place in Milwaukee, WI in June of 2023.

Scholarship recipients will receive waived event fees to in-person Children’s Institute, a hotel room, and up to $500 reimbursement for travel. Application and eligibility at Application deadline is Jan. 6.

Happy Holidays!

From all of us at Binc, we wish you a happy holiday season and a joyous new year!

The Binc offices will be closed on Dec 23 and 30 and Jan. 2, but a program manager will be monitoring communications for urgent assistance needs. 

Binc is Here for You

If you are a bookstore employee, comic shop employee, or store owner who is facing an unexpected financial hardship, please contact us. Binc may be able to help.

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