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Finland, Where Reading is a Superpower

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Finland, Where Reading is a SuperpowerIn The Finns’ love of books has bolstered the publishing industry in spite of global economic challenges.   By Rachel Aydt In Finland, the publishing industry isn’t exactly on fire, but in spite of the challenges of the last few years, cool heads have prevailed. A tiny gain in sales

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Reading; Superfood for the mind

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Superfood for the mind: 10 reasons why you should cultivate the habit of reading There are very few joys as pure and simple as losing yourself in a book or chancing upon a good one. (Shutterstock) Greek philosopher Plato once said, “Books give a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the

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Create a reading culture in your school

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Creating a reading culture in your school   By Lauren Shapiro   Time and time again, I find that the schools seeing the most progress with reading are those with a strong culture of reading that reaches into every part of school life. The striking thing about these schools is not just that students are experiencing accelerated

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India; Is the books business booming or dying?

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The reading conundrum: Is the books business booming or dying? Bookstores are shutting shop even as new publishing houses are setting up shop. The average bestseller still sells only a few thousand copies, but literary festivals abound across India. Are books dying or thriving? What’s going on?   Visitors at the 2012 World Book Fair.

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The magic of libraries

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‘The magic of libraries’: Why we need them, by Joseph Coelho     Published on: 03 October 2017 Author: Joseph Coelho Author Joseph Coelho mounts a passionate defence of libraries – and explains how they really help our communities. I grew up next to the best library in the world, West Hill Library – my beautiful, wood-panelled library.

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Here’s Why Your Brain Needs You to Read Every Single Day

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Here’s Why Your Brain Needs You to Read Every Single Day     When it comes to your brain, researchers have found there’s no better superfood than a book. BY BRANDON SPECKTOR JAMIE CHUNG FOR READER’S DIGEST (PHOTOGRAPH) AND JOEL HOLLAND FOR READER’S DIGEST (HAND LETTERING)       Here’s a simple question—answer it honestly, because

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