Friday, April 17, 2015

James Patterson - Champion of Independent Bookstores

Back on February 21, 2014, I told you all that I'm done picking on James Patterson.  It was in that blog post that I reported James Patterson's $1M pledge to independent bookstores, including Bookshop Santa Cruz, Book Passage Corte Madera, and Hicklebee's.  That was his 1st round of grants.  Well, he's at it again.  In fact, he has just posted his 3rd round of grants.  And both the 2nd and 3rd phases include a bunch of Northern California bookstores.  People, this is really good stuff.  Take a look at the lists.

James Patterson's Bookseller Pledge | The Official James...
Bookmark & Share: Saving Bookstores, Saving Lives In 2014, James gave away over a million dollars to bookstores across the country.


  1. Yep, even if you don't care for his books you have to admire the fact that he's putting his money where his mouth is.