Beginning today and lasting through September 22, the Book Industry Charitable Foundation (Binc) is surveying book industry professionals, bookstore and comic shop employees and owners, book enthusiasts, and their supporters to learn what they want and need from Binc. The survey should take 5-7 minutes to complete and can be done on any computer or mobile device. Click here to take the survey.
Binc is encouraging respondents to share the survey directly and through social media to expand the responses. A summary of the survey results will be shared in January 2022.
Participants will be eligible to win one $200 gift card to an independent bookstore or comic shop of their choice, or one of four $50 American Express gift cards as a thank you for taking the survey.
Binc's first such survey was done in 2014. The findings of that survey revealed the need for new services and led to the creation of matching grants, and the addition of housing stability, and utility shut-off prevention to the list of qualifying events. Financial assistance resulting from feedback from that first survey have helped many booksellers and comic shop employees stabilize their households and move forward knowing there is a safety net in place for them.