James Patterson Gives It Away

I’m a pretty skeptical dude, but seems like this has the potential to actually make a big difference. And you really have to hand it to Patterson for putting his money where his mouth is. Good for him.

The best-selling author James Patterson has started a program to give away $1 million of his personal fortune to dozens of bookstores, allowing them to invest in improvements, dole out bonuses to employees and expand literacy outreach programs.

More than 50 stores across the country will begin receiving cash grants this week, from Percy’s Burrow in Topsham, Me., to Page & Palette in Fairhope, Ala., to A Whale of a Tale in Irvine, Calif.

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