I commend you for publishing Lynell George's portrayal of bookstore owner Rita Dyson ("A Common Cause," Sept. 13).
While supermarket-sized discount book chains begin to dominate the landscape, it is refreshing to hear about a small businesswoman fighting for her unique voice to be heard. That her competitors as well as customers and friends would come to her support is almost unheard of.
Dyson's store is more than an independent outlet. It is a resource for those seeking knowledge of the black and Latino experience, a bastion of cultural understanding and a model for community cohesion.