Dear Mr. and Mrs. Riggio - I just heard the sad news about Melissa's passing, and I wanted to express my deepest condolences. I never met Melissa, but I met Mr. Riggio when I was a CRM at the Barnes & Noble in Princeton in the late 1990's. I also knew about Melissa's powerful influence on publishing because I have a sister with an intellectual disability, and I knew that B&N had an extraordinary selection of books unavailable anywhere else. This made me all the more proud to work there, and even though I have moved on, I still speak glowingly and often of the good that Melissa and Mr. Riggio did for families seeking information. Also, empowered by knowing that people DID care about individuals like Melissa and my sister Beth, I later wrote a book about my sister, "Riding The Bus With My Sister." I am infinitely glad to have "known" Melissa. I also know, from reading all of these guest entries, that I would have loved her if we'd met. Please know that she will live on forever in books, music, and everyone whose life she touched. My thoughts are very much with you.