BINC Announces Inaugural Ambassadors

BINCGreat news from the Book Industry Charitable Foundation this week: Ann Patchett and James Patterson have signed on to be the organization’s first ambassadors! As a member of the board, I can’t tell you how honored and excited we are to have two of America’s ©2013 David Burnett/ rep. by Cathy Saypol 703 626 1696 Briarcliff Manor, New York NY author James Patterson at homemost celebrated authors represent our cause to the world.

As many of you know, Binc gives financial assistance to booksellers experiencing an unexpected financial crisis as well as scholarships for both education and professional development. Our aim is to help booksellers stay in the industry and develop engaged, long-term careers.

Ann Patchett Photo_credit Heidi RossSo we couldn’t be happier that Patchett, a bookseller herself, and Patterson, already a generous financial supporter of bookstores and booksellers, have signed on to help.

You can read more about our new ambassadors on Binc’s website. And if you are a bookseller in need of help, please go directly to this page.

Congratulations and many thanks to Ann Patchett and James Patterson!

(Photo credits: Heidi Ross and David Burnett)

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