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James Patterson Gives Holiday Bonuses to Book Sellers

James Patterson gives book sellers bonuses

Britney Hoobraj

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James Patterson will be giving bonuses to independent bookstore employees.

The author announced on Tuesday that “333 workers each will receive $750. The winners, nominated by customers and colleagues among others,are listed on the web site of the American Booksellers Association” according to AP News. He has given more than $1 million to individual book sellers for the past five years and donated millions to libraries and literacy programs.

“In a statement Tuesday, Patterson said book sellers have used the money for everything from fixing a car to paying a dental bill. He said he was happy to make “a small difference” in the lives of people who had helped so many in their communities.”

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Britney Hoobraj is from the Big Apple. In her spare time she likes to attend concerts, explore the city, and attend protests to voices her opinion. She attends Mercy College.

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