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National Librarian Day : Our Favorite Books

Celebrate National Librarian Day with us on April 16!


  • James Patterson Sells His 100 Millionth Book: "James Patterson has achieved many milestones in his long and ultra-successful career as an author, and in early April he hit another: he became the first author to sell more than 100 million copies across all print formats since BookScan—now known as Circana BookScan—started recording unit sales of print books in 2004."
  • James Patterson: James Patterson is one of the world’s most prolific and popular fiction writers, thanks to a fast-paced style and genre-spanning oeuvre, his collaboration (by fax!) with coauthors, and the marketing savvy he acquired as an ad executive. How does he make good on a four-year, 26-book deal while experiencing zero stress? By thinking efficiently yet creatively and trusting his gut.
  • Author James Patterson: I get scared by my own thrillers: Patterson, 76, has sold more than 300 million copies of his own novels – including the Alex Cross, Michael Bennett and Women’s Murder Club series – and [Dolly] Parton isn’t his first high-profile collaboration.


  • Heroes: Season 1, Ep. 4 of The Great American Read. James Patterson discusses The Alex Cross series (beginning at 9:50). Stay tuned for Shaquille O'Neal's appreciation of the series.

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