Between executive director Pamela French and administrative assistant Kit Mundus Steinaway, a representative of the Book Industry Charitable Foundation attended each of this fall’s regional conferences to spread the word that BINC has broadened its mission from just assisting Borders booksellers to helping all booksellers. The organization offers financial aid to booksellers facing severe hardship and/or emergency circumstances. Their message couldn’t have come at a more timely moment for booksellers affected by Hurricane Sandy as it bears down on the Northeast. Booksellers needing assistance or want more information can contact BINC at: 866-733-9064 or