Thank You, James Patterson!
For the past four years, bestselling author James Patterson has recognized the hard work and dedication of hundreds of booksellers at independent bookstores across the country with his Holiday Bonus program. Nominated by customers, publishers, authors, and coworkers for their love and knowledge of books, these booksellers each received a gift ranging from $750 to $1,250.
In previous years, a total ranging from $250,000 to $350,000 has been distributed to deserving booksellers, including several right here at Brilliant Books. This December, Patterson will personally select recipients for a bonus from the lists of nominated booksellers. This year, a portion of funds has been set aside to specifically honor children's booksellers.
No one becomes a bookseller imagining that it will make them wealthy. It's a labor of love to coordinate author events, plan activities and displays, curate collections, host book club meetings and story hours, and all the other myriad tasks that happen behind the scenes, all while these dedicated booksellers are serving as the go-to person for anyone looking to find just the right book. They're the unsung heroes of the bookstore world, so we're thrilled to see so many getting the acknowledgment they deserve.
Thank you, James Patterson, for helping to show independent booksellers just how much their work is appreciated!
Nominations are open to the public until October 12th, 2019.