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James Patterson Gives Holiday Bonuses to Book Sellers

James Patterson gives book sellers bonuses

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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