Binc to Assist Booksellers Immigrating to Canada

In response to demand that has grown dramatically since November 8, the Book Industry Charitable Foundation is currently accepting applications from U.S. booksellers seeking financial assistance to help them immigrate to Canada. Binc has partnered with several Canadian bookstores to find jobs for those hoping to leave the country, and plans to offer up to $100,000 in resettlement funding for current bookstore employees/owners, independent booksellers association employees, former Borders Group employees and dependents of any of the above.

"If the Foundation can provide financial support to create an opportunity for a bookseller seeking a better life north of the border, it aligns with our mission to strengthen the entire bookselling community," said Binc executive director Pam French. --Robert Gray

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