A Boon for Independent Bookstores; ‘Clifford’ author dies.

Author James Patterson completes donations totaling $1 million to independent bookstores. Click here to read Book News: James Patterson Makes Good On $1M Promise To Indies posted by NPR.org.

‘Clifford The Big Red Dog’ author has passed away at age 86. He had a fall about three weeks ago, and was in a hospital in Martha’s Vineyard ever since. Read about his life and accomplishments in Norman Bridwell, ‘Clifford The Big Red Dog’ creator, Dead At 86 at HuffingtonPost.com.