Famed author James Patterson announced Thursday that 500 gifts of $500 each — 100 of those gifts going to children’s booksellers — would be handed out for his annual Holiday Bookseller Bonus Program. The recipients were chosen from a pool of more than 2,500 nominations, with applications based on the question “Why does this bookseller deserve a holiday bonus?”
Fables and Fairy Tales Bookshop was among the lucky winners and one of a handful of Indiana bookstores to earn this recognition.
The program is administered by Patterson and the American Booksellers Association, which represents the country’s independent bookstores. Patterson has donated millions of dollars in recent years to bookstores, school libraries, and literacy programs.