Renowned author and publisher, James Patterson has made the holiday season sparkle for 81 indies across the country. According to an article published in "Shelf-Awareness", as of today, Patterson is donating $473,000 to independent book stores - a pledge he made to donate $1 million to established bookstores that feature a dedicated children's sections. Read more about his pledge here.
"Wow! We are one of these stores," said Books on the Common owner, Ellen Burns. "Only 179 stores received these grants nationwide - he announced that he was giving $1 million to independent bookstores in 2014," added Burns.
Books on the Common is a vibrant local bookstore located at 404 Main Street in Ridgefield.
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*photo courtesy of Books on the Common Facebook page.