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Joy springs from pop-up book collection

Once upon a time, Ellie Levine opened a copy of “Alice in Wonderland” and tumbled down the rabbit hole.

Levine, a longtime Newton resident who now lives in Dedham, had purchased the book while taking a course called “Through the Looking Glass” at the Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement, where over 14 years she studied subjects ranging from the Supreme Court to English literature.

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