James Patterson Giving $1 Million to Indie Bookstores

After Monday’s depressing post, I figured I needed to post something more cheerful today: 2011’s most well-paid author, James Patterson, has pledged to donate $1 million of his own money to independent bookstores across the nation. According to his statement, he “feels that bookstores are vital to communities and that they leave a lasting love of reading in children and adults.”

The bookstores can do whatever they want with the money, according to USA Today.

Way to go, James! I for one can’t wait to see how this will affect our struggling indie bookstores.

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