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Richard Peabody has made many contributions to the local lit scene—but contrary to your freelancer’s report (“You Can Lead a Horse to Books…” 6/18), he didn’t name Atticus Books. Diana Holmes named and co-founded the store, with Mark Haggerty, in 1992. She and Haggerty sold it three years later, soon after her other baby, Max, outgrew his daylong naps behind the counter.

Silver Spring, Md.

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