Ingram Backs Binc on Giving Tuesday and Continues with the 12 Days of Giving


Nashville, TN (November 22, 2019) – Ingram Content Group (“Ingram”) is dedicated to supporting bookstores and booksellers during Giving Tuesday and the holiday season. Ingram will donate $10,000 to The Book Industry Charitable Foundation (Binc) on behalf of its brands and their publisher clients.  Ingram brands include Publishers Group West®, Consortium Book Sales and Distribution®, Two Rivers Distribution®, Ingram Academic® and Ingram Publisher Services®.  Since its inception, Binc has provided over $6.6 million in emergency financial assistance to more than 7,400 booksellers and their families.

“Binc lends a hand in times of need, assisting booksellers during financial hardship, unpredictable life events, and natural disasters. Ingram is a long-standing supporter and knows the work they do strengthens our bookselling communities,” says Ingram Chief Content Officer, Phil Ollila.

“Ingram's 12 Days of Giving gift is already changing booksellers’ lives for the better. Because of Ingram and its publishing partners, booksellers who come to Binc will find the support of a community behind them during the most difficult times. We also hope others find inspiration in Ingram’s leadership this month. The stories shared by Ingram over the coming weeks show the amazing impact anyone can have on the life of a bookseller who finds themselves needing a helping hand,” said Binc executive director Pam French.

To further celebrate Giving Tuesday, Ingram and Binc will collaborate to share real stories of bookstore/bookseller assistance, as a reminder of how we can truly make a difference. You can follow our 12 Days of Giving series on the and social beginning December 3rd.

If you are interested in further helping booksellers and bookstores during financial hardships, please feel free to make a monetary donation here.

Launched in 2012, Giving Tuesday aims to focus the conversation on giving efforts and to spark conversations about those doing good for the world.

About Ingram

The world is reading and Ingram Content Group (“Ingram”) connects people with content in all forms. Providing comprehensive services for publishers, retailers, libraries and educators, Ingram makes these services seamless and accessible through technology, innovation and creativity. With an expansive global network of offices and facilities, Ingram’s services include digital and physical book distribution, print-on-demand, and digital learning. Ingram Content Group is a part of Ingram Industries Inc. and includes Ingram Book Group LLC, Ingram Publisher Services LLC, Lightning Source LLC, VitalSource Technologies LLC, Ingram Library Services LLC, and Tennessee Book Company LLC. Additional information can be found at

About The Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation

The Book Industry Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that coordinates charitable programs to strengthen the bookselling community. Established in 1996, the core program provides assistance to bookstore employees who have a demonstrated financial need arising from severe hardship and/or emergency circumstances. Since its inception, the organization has provided more than $6.6 million in financial assistance and scholarships to more than 7,400 families. Support for the Foundation’s programs and services come from all sectors of the book industry.

The Book Industry Charitable Foundation’s mission is to strengthen the bookselling community through charitable programs that support employees and their families.  The Foundation was imagined and built by booksellers and proudly continues to be their safety net.  It is our vision to be a caring community of book people. Additional information can be found at