From the TLS, where do the books belong? The book is a tesseract: The printed word is haunted and can allow us to travel through time. Alex Preston on how the “brainy” book became a publishing phenomenon. Barnes and Noble says sales of books related to anxiety are soaring — here’s why. What does immersing yourself in a book do to your brain? Maryann Wolf on neurochemistry, Lucia Berlin, and the dangers of empathy loss. How to write a book without losing your mind: Expert advice on ending procrastination and finishing that manuscript, dissertation, or other big project. No, you probably don’t have a book in you. Dan Sinykin on how computational analysis is teaching us to read in new ways. It’s never too late to be a reader again.

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