MOUNT VERNON — Lois Hanson, manager of Paragraph Bookstore in Mount Vernon, was notified she is a recipient of James Patterson’s annual holiday bonus to booksellers.

Patterson, the top-earning author in America, began giving holiday bonuses several years ago because he appreciates the work independent bookstores and libraries play in a community. This year, 300 booksellers all across the United States received a holiday bonus from Patterson.

In August, Paragraphs Bookstore was in the top 5 central Ohio bookstores that viewers reported to NBC4 Columbus.

Paragraphs, according to Hanson, is successful because the store has a knowledgable, personable, highly-skilled staff who love books and want to put the right book in the right hands at the right time.



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