James Patterson Makes Good On $1M Promise To Indies and Other News

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Read more: Book News: James Patterson Makes Good On $1M Promise To Indies

Less than 10 months from the day James Patterson swore a million-dollar promise, he has kept his word. The best-selling novelist announced he has donated about $437,000 to 81 independent bookstores — a gift that completes his plan to donate $1 million of his own money to support independent booksellers.

When he first declared that plan in February, he spoke with NPR’s Renee Montagne about his motivations.

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