Grants Available For Indie Bookstores

The Book Industry Charitable Foundation ( has opened applications for its Survive to Thrive grant program, which is designed to provide substantial grants to as many as 200 independent bookstores and comics purveyors. Applications will be accepted until May 10, 4 pm, and the grants will be awarded to the selected stores in early June. Fundraising for the program is still underway, with a goal of $2 million by the end of May.