The November issue of mental_floss magazine (on sale today!) is for all you book lovers out there. We take a look at a few of the world’s most amazing bookstores, learn about the secret lives of romance writers, meet the designer of your favorite book covers, find out how James Patterson became the most successful man in the book-writing business, and even tell you how to get published. We hope you enjoy burying your nose in this issue as much as you do your favorite book. There’s also a healthy amount of brain food ... about brains (yes, that includes the truth about whether zombies really eat them!). It's all part of the lead up to Brain Surgery Live With Mental Floss, a two-hour event airing Sunday, October 25 at 9 p.m. EST on the National Geographic Channel.

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