The American Booksellers Association has partnered with the Book Industry Charitable Foundation (Binc Foundation) to provide a financial assistance program that will benefit employees of independent book stores with financial emergencies.

Follow this link to learn about the program. ABA book store member employees who are experiencing hard times caused by anything from medical bills to natural disasters can apply for tax-free grants through the fund.

“Our goal is to stabilize the household finances so that an emergency situation does not overwhelm the household and spiral into a more extreme financial need,” explained  Pam French, executive director of the Binc Foundation, in a statement. “It is our vision to be an organization dedicated to book people helping book people.”

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