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Author James Patterson giving $1M to bookstores
FILE - In this May 3, 2006, file photo, author James Patterson contemplates a question during an interview at his home overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway in Palm Beach, Fla. Patterson is giving away $1 million of his own money to independent bookstores and on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, Patterson announced the first round of 55 stores to receive over $267,000 in funds. The remaining $750,000 will be given out in stages throughout the year. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

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