San Diego Bookstores Receive Grants From Best-Selling Author James Patterson
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Aired 3/4/14 on KPBS Midday Edition.
Ann Diener, Owner, The Yellow Book Road Bookstore
Terry Gilman, Owner, Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore
Bunny Hand, Store Manager, Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore
One of the nation's best-selling authors loves independent bookstores, and he's putting up the big bucks to prove it.
James Patterson, best known for his mystery series on protagonist Alex Cross, is giving away $1 million to bookstores across the nation, and two San Diego bookstores are reaping that benefit.
In announcing the million-dollar giveaway, Patterson told The New York Times:
"Our bookstores in America are at risk...and to some extent the future of American literature is at stake."
The grants range from $2,000 to $15,000.
Patterson is still looking for other bookstores to donate to. He's accepting nominations on his website.