Shop Local Live Local All Year Long

The idea is simple: Stock up on great regional books all year long, and AdventureKEEN will donate 3% of your purchases to Binc and return 3% back to your store.

STEP 1 – Booksellers enroll in Shop Local for 2019.

STEP 2 – Booksellers stock up on AdventureKEEN titles (via PGW/IPS).

STEP 3 – Booksellers endeavor to make monthly inventory checks with reorders when needed (via PGW/IPS) and earn the usual profits. Our handy state Edelweiss catalogs help you find the best local books.

STEP 4 – Set up in-store displays to boost sales and inventory turn. (optional)

STEP 5 – AdventureKEEN will make a donation to Binc and issue individual store rebate checks, based on the store’s 2018 enrollment date, no later than March 1, 2019, after all store purchase records at PGW/IPS are tallied.

**Bookseller purchases for Shop Local Live Local will be recorded for PGW/IPS orders only.**

Enroll Today

Signing up is required for SHOP LOCAL LIVE LOCAL, and it only takes a minute!

  • See what others are saying about us. . .

    "I value our relationship with AdventureKEEN, and I appreciate the perennial bestsellers they publish, like 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Portland and the Birds of Oregon Field Guide, so it was wonderful news to hear that AdventureKEEN is supporting Binc and reinforcing their strong connection to independent bookstores."

    Miriam Sontz
    Powell’s Books
  • See what others are saying about us. . .

    “What’s better than getting outside in summer? Finding a new trail or cycling route in one of the outstanding AdventureKEEN books! What’s better than that? Helping AdventureKEEN support the Binc Foundation, and all the great work they do for booksellers in need!”

    Matthew Gildea
    Book Team Business Director; member Binc board of directors
    Joseph-Beth Booksellers
  • See what others are saying about us. . .

    “AdventureKEEN is showing its support of booksellers everywhere, and we should show our support of them in their commitment to Binc. It’s not a heavy lift, as they publish some of the best books found on regional outdoor travel, nature guides and living mindfully. They publish something for all of us."

    Mitchell Kaplan
    Owner; past president ABA
    Books & Books, Miami, FL (multiple locations)
  • See what others are saying about us. . .

    "We have great success with AdventureKEEN books because of their quality and diverse range of topics. We all need more time outdoors and AdventureKEEN can help! And, of course, Binc is the best!"

    Chris Morrow
    co-owner; member ABA board of directors
    Northshire Bookstore, Manchester Center, VT, & Saratoga Springs, NY
  • See what others are saying about us. . .

    "Regional books have always been very important to Village Books and AdventureKEEN really knows how to do regional books, particularly those that get folks out into the great outdoors. I’m so pleased that the company has committed to support Binc—one more example of what great folks they are.”

    Chuck Robinson
    founder; past president ABA
    Village Books, Bellingham, WA
  • See what others are saying about us. . .

    “Asheville readers love AdventureKEEN’s focus on outdoor adventuring. That this publishing company supports Binc, a foundation that has helped Malaprop’s booksellers in crisis, makes us love them even more.”

    Linda-Marie Barrett
    General Manager
    Malaprop’s Books & Cafe, Asheville, NC
  • See what others are saying about us. . .

    “Colorado is all about the outdoors, and AdventureKEEN books are the perfect companions for active-minded Denverites. We are proud to carry these books on our shelves, and even more proud that the publisher is supporting Binc, an important charity that helps booksellers in need. Thank you AdventureKEEN!”

    Len Vlahos
    co-owner; past COO of ABA
    Tattered Cover Bookstore, Denver, CO
  • See what others are saying about us. . .

    “It’s all good when a publisher supports Binc and AdventureKEEN is certainly doing that with their Shop Local, Live Local program. Independent bookstores sell books and support Binc! Win win!”

    Nan Sorenson
    Administrative Coordinator
  • See what others are saying about us. . .

    "Local and regional books and authors are the very lifeblood of independent bookstores like Joseph-Beth. AdventureKEEN not only publishes books by authors that are experts in their regions and areas of expertise, they have always worked to have great relationship with indies like us. I am thrilled that AdventureKEEN has committed to support Binc, and through Binc, independent booksellers across the country. Thank you."

    Michael Link
    Publisher’s Liaison
    Joseph-Beth Booksellers

How to Order 

There are 5 ways to order from PGW/IPS:

01 :: use the IPS cart on ipage,

02 :: email,

03 :: call 888-400-5351,

04 :: contact your sales representative,

05 :: or use the Edelweiss AdventureKEEN SHOP LOCAL LIVE LOCAL catalog for your state.


Click the button below to download a .zip file (4mb) containing all of the information, printable tabletop displays, and official Shop Local Live Local logo files you can use to maximize your participation in Shop Local Live Local this year.

Let us know if there are any other digital or printable assets you need to help your promotional efforts and tabletop displays.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Click here to fill out a short form.

  • Bookstores may sign up all year long, but we are encouraging sign-ups before March 31, 2019, to earn rebates for the entire year of ordering. Sign-ups after March 31 will earn prorated rebates and Binc donations.

  • Who We Are

    The Binc Foundation grew out of a wish of bookstore employees to establish a fund to help colleagues who experience an unexpected financial crisis. Binc is dedicated to assisting bookstore employees across the United States in their greatest time of need. Since 2012, Binc has provided financial assistance to 260 booksellers and their families, providing more than $545,794 in direct assistance. The higher education scholarship program has provided 266 scholarships to bookstore employees and their dependents for a total of $815,000. Binc’s professional development scholarship program has given 84 booksellers the opportunity to attend American Booksellers Association’s Winter Institute, Children’s Institute, and regional independent bookselling conferences to gain the knowledge and tools to help strengthen their businesses.

    Who We Help

    The Binc Foundation provides financial assistance to brick-and-mortar bookstore employees, working full-time or part-time, who demonstrate a personal financial need arising from severe hardship and/or emergency circumstances. The foundation typically assists with needs arising from these qualifying life-event categories:

    • Disaster • Domestic violence • Funeral expenses • Homelessness prevention • Loss of household income, due to: • Death in the household • Disability • Divorce or separation • Job loss of spouse or partner • Emergency child or elder care • Serious medical expenses • Utility shut-off prevention

    Binc’s Mission

    To strengthen the bookselling community through charitable programs that support employees and their families.

    Binc’s History

    For 20 years, the foundation has helped thousands of booksellers across the country overcome personal financial hardships. It began in 1996 when employees and executives of Borders Group, Inc., had a vision to start a nonprofit foundation with the purpose of helping bookstore employees in need. Their desire was to have an ongoing method for booksellers to help each other. From its beginning, as the Borders Group Foundation, funding was provided by company executives, individual employee payroll contributions, and donations from publishers and vendors. In 2011, following the liquidation of Borders, the organization was renamed the Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation. At this time, the scope of the foundation was expanded to assist any employee of a brick-and-mortar bookstore within the United States. The Binc Foundation provides emergency financial assistance to booksellers in times of natural disaster, as in the cases of Hurricane Sandy in 2012; the 2013 flooding in Colorado; and the 2017 hurricanes, floods, wildfires, and mudslides. The majority of assistance requests, however, are of a much more individual nature. Whether the need arises from a serious medical expense, domestic violence incident, threat of eviction, essential utility shut-off, or the unexpected loss of household income, Binc works with individual booksellers to help them through emergency situations and return their households to a state of financial equilibrium. Through the years, the foundation has served as a safety net for booksellers facing unexpected personal financial hardships. From the first assistance grant of $323 given to a single mother struggling to pay her bills, the level of assistance has steadily grown, with the average grant today exceeding $2,000. Since inception, more than 7,300 booksellers have been assisted with $6.5 million in short-term financial support. Today, the Binc Foundation is a well-respected charitable organization, enjoying wide support across the book industry. The foundation has earned a silver seal from GuideStar and the top rated designation from Great Nonprofits. Binc is proud to partner with the American Booksellers Association, the country’s regional independent bookselling associations, publishers, distributors, bookstores, booksellers, and bookstore customers to ensure a relevant, strong, and sustainable foundation.

  • This is a calendar-year promotion: January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019.

  • All AdventureKEEN imprint titles are eligible: Adventure Publications, Clerisy Press, Menasha Ridge Press, the Unofficial Guides, and Wilderness Press. See here to download a spreadsheet with the complete list.

  • No. Orders must be placed via PGW/IPS to be eligible for the promotion.

  • The usual PGW/IPS order minimums are in effect. There are no other restrictions.

  • No. Sign-ups after March 31 will earn prorated rebates and Binc donations based on the enrollment date.

  • AdventureKEEN will tally eligible 2019 orders for each store after the end of 2019. Checks will be mailed directly to stores no later than March 1, 2020.

  • No.

  • Please write to us at with any questions.

Dear Independent Bookseller:

Dear Independent Bookseller:

Last spring, AdventureKEEN created the SHOP LOCAL LIVE LOCAL campaign for indie bookstores and donated 100% of its profits in June to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation (Binc). For 2018, we are announcing SHOP LOCAL LIVE LOCAL ALL YEAR LONG. Participating independent bookstores earn a 3% rebate and a matching 3% donation to Binc based on 2018 purchases of all AdventureKEEN titles via PGW/IPS. Our goal is to enlarge the scope of support to Binc and provide an equal-dollar benefit to all participating bookstores.

SHOP LOCAL LIVE LOCAL ALL YEAR LONG will be simple and effective for you. Just go to the Enroll Now form and sign up. Once a month, check your stock of AdventureKEEN titles, and reorder via PGW/IPS when necessary. We have created Edelweiss catalogs for each US state, so you can quickly locate the appropriate local books. At the end of the year,

AdventureKEEN will donate 3% of your purchases
to Binc and return a 3% rebate to your store.

Our books and our business are centered on supporting local booksellers. Our titles empower readers with accessible hiking guides, birding guides, urban walking guides, tree and flower ID guides, and nature-inspired children’s books, plus guidebooks for camping and paddling adventures and so much more.

By creating SHOP LOCAL LIVE LOCAL ALL YEAR LONG, we can help you to help readers find new outdoor activities and reinforce the importance of shopping at local bookstores.

We’d like to share a few more specifics that we find particularly compelling, but we’ll do so with follow-up materials for you and your staff. Right now, we simply want to get you started.

Very Sincerely,

Richard Hunt
President, AdventureKEEN