(Columbia, SC)—The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) has been awarded a grant of $5000 as part of the James Patterson Pageturner Awards, which distributes $500,000 in cash prizes each year to “. . . libraries, schools, bookstores, and innovative individuals and organizations that go to extraordinary lengths to spread the joy of books and reading across the country.” SIBA is one of 39 recipients to receive recognition this year.