For decades, Indie Bookstores have been a sacred place for communities to gather and visit in order to read, listen to a music performance, or just a safe place to be. On Independent Bookstore Day, April 27th, we celebrate those who help to keep Indie Bookstores open and running for the dedicated readers all over the world. Join us in celebration by supporting your local Indie Bookshop.
April is an exciting time of the year here at Ingram Content Group because we are thrilled to be able to celebrate and recognize our wonderful world of indie booksellers with Independent Bookstore Day (IBD) on April 27.
The Book Industry Charitable Foundation (BINC) works so hard to strengthen the bookselling community. With so many people affected by natural disasters such as 2018’s Hurricane Michael and Hurricane Florence, as well as various other emergency circumstances, BINC is able to act as the safety net for these booksellers and their families that are affected. Since the start of BINC, they have provided more than $6.6 million in financial assistance and scholarships to more than 7,476 families. We recently spoke with Kate Weiss, BINC’s Communications Coordinator, to find out details of how they were able to make an impact in 2018. Keep reading to hear more!