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Links to things from around the web, for those who love books.

You've always known it, so it's nice when Science finally catches up. Here Elite Daily ("the voice of Generation Y") tells us why readers, scientifically, are the best people to fall in love with. Science!

The CBC asks, with a gasp, "Is this the end?" Fortunately for all of us, as usual Betteridge's Law applies.

Cici James owns a bookstore in Brooklyn, New York, and is cool enough to wear her passion on her ... sleeves. I'll let you know if she stops in at Cleveland Place.

The Dewey Decimal System has rabid fans and arch-nemeses. If you're either, LitHub's long fret "There’s got to be a better way to categorize the books we love" is of interest.

Can reading make you happier? Ignore the above-cited Betteridge's Law, and take a nice long read on the topic.

As a bookseller, I endorse this article in Inc., in the language people who read Inc. can understand: Read, or be a loser. 

Very long ago my father gave me a little box of bookplates. It's still half full. They're pretty big to lick and stick, and not used much any more, but an old one is a clue to the past.