James Patterson Is Giving $1 Million To Indie Bookstores


Independent bookstores, with their paper-thin profit margins and competition from Amazon, have found themselves a Daddy Warbucks.

The best-selling author James Patterson has started a program to give away $1 million of his personal fortune to dozens of bookstores, allowing them to invest in improvements, dole out bonuses to employees and expand literacy outreach programs.

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I'm not really a fan of his novels, but I can't deny that James Patterson is a great guy. He is a huge supporter of public libraries and independent bookstores. He also heavily promoted World Book Night when one of his books was chosen last year.