December 17, 2014

Indie bookstores receive final round of 2014 grants from James Patterson


Boulder Bookstore

Boulder Book Store in Colorado was one of the recipients of a third round of grants from bestselling author James Patterson to independent bookstores across the country.

James Patterson issued $473,000 in grants to independent bookstores this week—the third time the bestselling author has given out a round of funding as part of his million-dollar #SaveOurBooks campaign.

This latest round includes grants to bookstores including 57th Street Books in Chicago, Boulder Book Store in Colorado, Powell’s in Portland, WORD Bookstore in Brooklyn, Women & Children First in Chicago and One More Page Books in Arlington, VA. See the full list below.

In Oxford, Mississipi, Square Books will receive$9,700 for a Teens Read book fair next May that’ll put about 600 copies of a selected book in the hands of 12- to 16-year-olds, plus bring in the book’s author, bookstore owner Richard Howorth said.”

According to the Associated Press, Left Bank Books in St. Louis “plans to install a security system and possibly update its phones” and the Strand in New York “is looking to sponsor field trips that will bring in students from low income neighborhoods.”

David Boulduc, owner of Boulder Bookstore in Colorado, praised Patterson in The Denver Post: “It’s very generous… It’s really something how authors support physical bookstores. This is a guy who puts his money where his mouth is.”


Bookstores Receiving Third Round Grants:

57th Street Books – Chicago, IL
Afterwords Books – Edwardsville, IL
Anderson’s Bookshop – Naperville, IL
Auntie’s Bookstore – Spokane, WA
Battenkill Books – Cambridge, NY
Bay Book Company – Half Moon Bay, CA
Bay Books – Coronado, CA
Bear Pond Books – Montpelier, VT
Best of Books – Edmond, OK
Blue Manatee Bookstore – Cincinnati, OH
Blue Marble Books – Fort Thomas, KY
Book Ends – Winchester, MA
Book Soup – Los Angeles, CA
BookPeople of Moscow – Moscow, ID
Books Inc. – San Francisco, CA
Books on the Common – Ridgefield, CT
Books on the Square – Providence, RI
Boulder Book Store – Boulder, CO
Bound To Be Read Books – Atlanta, GA
Broadway Books – Portland, OR
Buttonwood Books – Cohasset, MA
Chapter One Bookstore – Hamilton, MT
City Lights Bookstore – San Francisco, CA
Cloud & Leaf Bookstore – Manzanita, OR
Concord Bookshop – Concord, MA
Copperfield’s Books – Petaluma, CA
Eagle Eye Book Shop – Decatur, GA
Eagle Harbor Book Co. – Bainbridge Island, WA
Elephant’s Trunk Bookshop – Lexington, MA
Elliott Bay Book Company – Seattle, WA
Excelsior Bay Books – Excelsior , MN
Fiction Addiction – Greenville, SC
Fireside Books – Palmer, AK
Flintridge Bookstore – La Cañada, CA
Flyleaf Books – Chapel Hill, NC
Green Bean Books – Portland, OR
Greenlight Bookstore – Brooklyn, NY
Hub City Bookshop – Spartanburg, SC
Kramerbooks – Washington, DC
Left Bank Books – St. Louis, MO
Lift Bridge Book Shop – Brockport, NY
Linda’s Story Time – Monroe, CT
Linden Tree Children’s Books – Los Altos, CA
Litchfield Books – Pawleys Island, SC
McLean & Eakin Booksellers – Petoskey, MI
Monkey See, Monkey Do Bookstore – Clarence, NY
Mountain Bookshop – Sonora, CA
Mrs. Dalloway’s Bookstore – Berkeley, CA
Northtown Books – Arcata, CA
Once Upon a Time Bookstore – Montrose, CA
One More Page Books – Arlington, VA
Pages: A Bookstore – Manhattan Beach, CA
Palm Beach Book Store – Palm Beach, FL
Powell’s Books – Portland, OR
Regulator Bookshop – Durham, NC
RiverRun Bookstore – Portsmouth, NH
Sherman’s Books – Bar Harbor, ME
Skylight Books – Los Angeles, CA
Square Books – Oxford, MS
St. Mark’s Bookshop – New York, NY
Strand Book Store – New York, NY
The Avid Reader at Tower – Sacramento, CA
The Book Cellar – Chicago, IL
The Book Table – Oak Park, IL
The BookMark – Neptune Beach, FL
The Bookshelf – Thomasville, GA
The Bookshelf – Cincinnati, OH
The Golden Notebook – Woodstock, NY
The Ivy Bookshop – Baltimore, MD
The Reading Bug – San Carlo, CA
The River’s End Bookstore – Oswego, NY
The Toadstool Bookshop – Keene, NH
The Voracious Reader – Larchmont, NY
Third Place Books – Lake Forest Park, WA
Towne Center Books – Pleasanton, CA
Twig Book Shop – San Antonio, TX
Water Street Bookstore – Exeter, NH
Watermark Books – Wichita, KS
Women & Children First – Chicago, IL
WORD Bookstore – Brooklyn, NY
WordsWorth Books – Little Rock, AR



Claire Kelley is a the former Director of Library and Academic Marketing.