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For the Love of Books

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Valentine’s Day is all about celebrating love. As writers, editors, and readers, we know that one of the most important relationships is the relationship between a person and a book. It’s not that we’re crazy about paper, ink, or binding (though some of us might be)—it’s that we love a good story. Why do we have classics? Why have the same stories been told for thousands of years? And with newer books, what is it that causes us to read them and become attached? There’s something that draws us emotionally to them, linking us to them forever. What is it?

What makes us fall in love with a book?

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