Re "Save the Book Review," Letters, July 22
I read with dismay that you plan to stop publishing the Book Review, the section I relish the most in the entire paper.
I have a Sunday ritual of taking the Book Review to Starbucks, reading the section from cover to cover and then, at the Los Angeles Public Library website, reserving the most interesting books. Judging by the length of the waiting lists for these books by Sunday evening, many of your readers do this.
Avid readers are the last group of people a newspaper would want to alienate.
Marc A. Rich
I am a first-time author and have gotten encouragement and a sense of community from reading The Times' Book Review section. Like every other author, I hope to see a compassionate review of something I've written in those pages.