James Patterson Awards Holiday Bonuses to 87 Independent Booksellers

pattersonBestselling author James Patterson is giving $250,000 in holiday bonuses, ranging from $1,000 – $5,000, to independent bookstore employees and school libraries. “These grants and bonuses are my humble acknowledgment of some of the terrific work taking place in libraries and bookstores,” Patterson said. “Here’s to communities supporting their bookstores and libraries. Here’s to a country that makes reading a priority. Here’s to flourishing libraries and booksellers, and to a joyful holiday season!”

Patterson is funding his pro-reading initiatives, including the holiday bonus program, with all his proceeds from the sale of Jimmy Patterson Books, his new children’s book imprint.

The 2015 James Patterson Holiday Bonus Program recipients are:

  • A Great Good Place for Books, Oakland, CA: Kathleen Caldwell
  • A Room of One’s Own, Madison, WI: Gretchen Treu
  • Anderson’s Bookshops, Naperville, IL: Larry Law
  • Between the Covers, Harbor Springs, MI: Katie Capaldi
  • Blue Door Books, Cedarhurst, NY: Sarajane Giddings
  • Blue Marble Books, Ft. Thomas, KY: Dave Richardson
  • Book Carnival, Orange, CA: Anne Saller
  • Book Passage, Corte Madera, CA: Leslie Berkler
  • Book Passage, Corte Madera, CA: Nick Setka
  • Book Revue, Huntington, NY: Caitlin Burke
  • BookPeople, Austin, TX: Julie Wernersbach
  • Books on the Square, Providence, RI: Susan Schlesinger
  • Bookshop Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA: Stefanie Berntson
  • Bookworks, Albuquerque, NM: Amanda Sutton
  • Boswell Book Company, Milwaukee, WI: Daniel Goldin
  • Boulder Book Store, Boulder, CO: Lu Ann Harris
  • Boulder Book Store, Boulder, CO: April Gosling
  • Brazos Bookstore, Houston, TX: Mark Haber
  • Brookline Booksmith, Brookline, MA: Amy Brabenec
  • Browseabout Books, Rehoboth Beach, DE: Susan Kehoe
  • Carmichael’s Bookstore, Louisville, KY: Samantha Miller
  • Chaucer’s Books, Santa Barbara, CA: Erin Fraser
  • Children’s Book World, Los Angeles, CA: Cheryl Clark
  • Compass Books (Books Inc.), San Francisco, CA: Jayne Wilson
  • Copperfield’s, Petaluma, CA: Patty Norman
  • Curious Iguana, Frederick, MD: Lauren Nopenz Fairley
  • Diesel: A Bookstore, Larkspur, CA: Clare Doornbos
  • Fiction Addiction, Greenville, SC: Melissa Oates
  • Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill, NC: Johanna Albrecht
  • Forever Books, St. Joseph, MI: Diana Koehler
  • Gibson’s Bookstore, Concord, NH: Brian Wallace
  • Grass Roots Books & Music, Corvallis, OR: Charnee Rose
  • Green Apple Books, San Francisco, CA: Stephen Sparks
  • Green Bean Books, Portland, OR: Earl Dizon
  • Harbor Books, Sag Harbor, NY: Brian Cudzilo
  • Harvard Book Store, Cambridge, MA: Alex Meriwether
  • Hugo Bookstores, Andover, MA: John Hugo
  • Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Cincinnati, OH: Stephanie Porter
  • King’s Books, Tacoma, WA: sweet pea Flaherty
  • Kona Stories, Kailua Kona, HI: Joy Vogelgesang and Brenda McConnell
  • Left Bank Books, St. Louis, MO: Clifford Helm
  • Left Bank Books, St. Louis, MO: Jarek Steele
  • Little Shop of Stories, Decatur, GA: Kimberly Jones
  • Little Shop of Stories, Decatur, GA: Sunny Bowles
  • Main Point Books, Bryn Mawr, PA: Anmiryam Budner
  • McLean & Eakin Booksellers, Petoskey, MI: Angelo Santini
  • McNally Jackson, New York, NY: Kevin Cassem
  • Mrs. Dalloway’s, Berkeley, CA: Anne Whaling
  • Mystery to Me, Madison, WI: Joanne Berg
  • Northshire Bookstore, Saratoga Springs, NY: Chris Linendoll
  • Oblong Books & Music, Rhinebeck, NY: Lisa Wright
  • Once Upon a Storybook, Tustin, CA: Tina Pomroy
  • One More Page, Arlington, VA: Lelia Nebeker
  • Orinda Books, Orinda, CA: Marian Nielsen
  • Phoenix Books, Essex, VT: Colleen Shipman
  • Politics & Prose, Washington, DC: Anton Bogomazov
  • Powell’s Books, Portland, OR: Carol Easter
  • Powell’s Books, Portland, OR: Kevin Sampsell
  • Prairie Lights, Iowa City, IA: Paul Ingram
  • Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh, NC: Susan Alff
  • R.J. Julia Booksellers, Madison, CT: Julie Arriens
  • Red Balloon Bookshop, St. Paul, MN: Susan Hepburn
  • RoscoeBooks, Chicago, IL: Emily Heap
  • Schuler Books, Okemos, MI: Whitney Spotts
  • Schuler Books, Eastwood, MI: Rhoda Wolff
  • Skylight Books, Los Angeles, CA: Mary Williams
  • Strand Books, New York, NY: Ben McFall
  • Tattered Cover Book Store, Denver, CO: Barrie McComas
  • The Book Haven, Salida, CO: Rosemari Boddy
  • The Book Table, Chicago, IL: Javier Ramirez
  • The Bookies, Denver, CO: Jessica DeLoy
  • The Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle, WA: Karen Maeda Allman
  • The King’s English Bookshop, Salt Lake City, UT: Rachel Haisley
  • The Poisoned Pen, Scottsdale, AZ: Patrick Millikin
  • Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park, WA: Rich and Patti Harriman
  • Three Lives & Co., New York, NY: Miriam Chotiner-Gardner
  • Titcomb’s Bookshop, East Sandwich, MA: Elizabeth Merritt
  • Unabridged Books, Chicago, IL: Ed Devereux
  • Vero Beach Book Center, Vero Beach, FL: Debbie Sentance
  • Village Books, Bellingham, WA: Joan Terselich
  • Vroman’s Bookstore, Pasadena, CA: Corie Hiroto
  • Water Street Bookstore, Exeter, NH: Stef Kiper Schmidt
  • Wellesley Books, Wellesley, MA: Pete Sampson
  • Wild Rumpus, Minneapolis, MN: Drew Sieplinga
  • [words] Bookstore, Maplewood, NJ: Seamus Gourley


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