James Patterson Grant to Get Kids Reading

We are very excited to have been awarded a grant from the $100,000 that author James Patterson has made available to bookstores in Australia and New Zealand to undertake activities to inspire children to read.  As many who visit our store know, I am passionate about having children hear from the authors that write the books they read and the store has hosted children’s authors at many schools around our local area.  With the grant, we are planning to hold a children’s book festival in 2016 in Bayside so that many more children can come and hear their favourite authors or be inspired by an author to try a new book or series.  Many thanks to Random House Australia and James Patterson for this opportunity.