James Patter¬≠son gave away $350,000 to more than 300 inde¬≠pendent bookstore employees as holiday bonus¬≠es in December 2017, in amounts ranging from $750 to $1,250. While he takes nominations and otherwise runs the program with the assistance of the American Booksellers Association, Pat¬≠terson funds the bonuses personally.
For the list of recipients, see the American Booksellers Association site.
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