Authors, illustrators, and famous booklovers from around the country have rallied to create original, one-of-a-kind piggy banks you can bid on to support booksellers in hardship. The fundraiser goes through this Friday, September 30.
From the Binc Foundation and Nashville’s Parnassus Books:
~ For Stephanie Appell, the children’s book buyer at Parnassus Books, it was being diagnosed with stage three breast cancer at 29.
~ For a bookseller and their family in Georgia it was a devastating house fire where they lost everything including their beloved cats.
~ For another bookseller it was not being able to work and the resulting loss of income while recovering from a stroke.
The list goes on …
Here’s how you can help:
~ Bid High and Bid Often on your favorite Piggy Bank. www.biddingowl.com [Piggy banks are listed by the names of the authors or illustrators who’ve designed them. You can search by name of artist. Among the Pacific Northwest talent represented: Nina Laden, Colin Meloy, and Maria Semple. Check out Parnassus Books’ website for the list of participants.]
~ Has your favorite piggy bank gone past your budget? Give a gift directly to the Binc Foundation.
You have the power to change the life of a book person in your community today.
Bank on Booksellers online auction closes on Friday, September 30th at 8:00 pm central time.
Giving to the Binc Foundation is open 24 -7.
Please share other book lovers and encourage them to bid!