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old turk's loadABAA member Greg Gibson (Ten Pound Island Book Company) recently released his latest book, a noir crime novel called The Old Turk's Load (you can read more about it here). Greg offered copies for sale at the recent NY Antiquarian Book Fair and kindly donated the proceeds to the ABAA's Benevolent Fund, a charitable fund that offers assistance to booksellers in need. He sold 117 copies of the novel and raised over $1,000 for the Fund. Many thanks to Greg for his generosity!

The Benevolent Fund provides financial aid to booksellers in need, whether or not they are members of the ABAA. It is administered by three Trustees and chaired by the immediate Past President of the ABAA, and the Benevolent Fund is separate from all other Association funds. All applications and disbursements from this fund are held in strictest confidence. The ABAA actively solicits tax-deductible contributions to help the effort. If you would like to learn more about the Benevolent Fund or make a contribution, please visit the following link.