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10 Oct

Last Call for Nominations to James Patterson’s Holiday Bookstore Bonus Program

Past recipients of Patterson grants are eligible for the 2018 bonuses, and booksellers are allowed to self-nominate.

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27 Sep

Nominations Close October 12 for James Patterson’s Holiday Bookstore Bonus Program

“It significantly took stress out of my holiday season,” said Green Bean Books owner Jennifer Green, who received a bonus last year.

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20 Sep
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Deadline for Holiday Bookstore Bonus Nominations Extended to October 12

Anyone can nominate an indie bookseller to receive a bonus from author James Patterson. Bonuses will be granted in amounts of $750 to $1,500.

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14 Sep

Two Weeks Left to Nominate a Bookseller for James Patterson’s Holiday Bonus Program

“Receiving a holiday bonus from James Patterson made me feel like my contributions are valued,” said Buffy Cummins, a bookseller at Second Star to the Right Children’s Books and a 2017 recipient.

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29 Aug

There’s Still Time to Nominate a Bookseller for a James Patterson Holiday Bonus

Author James Patterson’s Holiday Bookstore Bonus Program provides independent bookstore employees with some extra cash around the holidays.

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16 Aug

Nominate a Bookseller to Receive a James Patterson Holiday Bonus Now

For his Holiday Bookstore Bonus Program, author James Patterson has pledged $250,000 to provide bonuses for independent bookstore employees this year. Nominations close September 30.

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01 Aug
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Around Indies

Prologue Bookshop to open this fall; Northshire Bookstore celebrates anniversary; Bookshop Santa Cruz launches organization for women entrepreneurs; Bookie’s, Battenkill Books win display contests; Mercer Street Books, Left Bank Book Collective among top five Seattle used bookstores; and more.

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25 Jun

National Retail Federation Seeks Nominees for America’s Retail Champions

The program, which will send up to 50 retailers to Washington, D.C., celebrates Main Street business owners who are community leaders and strong retail industry advocates at all levels of government.

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