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For those unfamiliar, books are a collection of words that form some sort of coherent narrative, printed on paper and bound together. These objects are very much alive and well, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center, despite the fact that we live in an age where you can download the same information onto various pieces of technology. Wild.

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The internet's a big place and growing all the time — it's no surprise that many of us rely on a read-it-later tool to stockpile articles and posts we just don't have time to get to immediately. That's fine, to a point, but these reading lists can quickly spiral out of control to daunting lengths.

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In the past day you may have seen the internet lighting up with appreciations for the writer and neurologist Oliver Sacks. He died earlier this week at age 82, leaving behind a lifetime of illuminating writing that helped us to understand our own brains as beautiful, imperfect machines. Here are a few of our favourite books and stories.

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Video: This ad for Gandhi Bookstores in Mexico is a stunning work of animation and 3D art and splendid visual effects. The tagline is simple, "One book leads to another", and you see characters you recognise from the most famous of books battle each other for your attention. It's a commercial meant to take your money but it's so well done that you can't help but give it a wee itty bit of respect.