What is the biggest book in the world
Largest book | Guinness World RecordsThe following correction was printed in the Guardian's Corrections and clarifications column, Friday 26 February Based on information provided, the text of the article below referred to the year-old Klencke atlas at the British Library as "the largest book in the world" at 1. The library now says that this is, rather, the world's biggest atlas. It has also confirmed this week that, at a new measuring on 2 February, the volume came in at 1. It takes six people to lift it and has been recorded as the largest book in the world, yet the splendid Klencke Atlas, presented to Charles II on his restoration and now years old, has never been publicly displayed with its pages open.
The World’s Longest Novel
Thanks for stopping by. If you like what you see, subscribe to our RSS feed. If you write a book according to the usual criteria, one person may like it, the other may dislike it, but when you write ten volumes, no one will say that the book is in eight. So, whose book is the biggest? The controversy will soon be put to rest, possibly for all time, when writer Richard Grossman installs his 3 million-page novel Breeze Avenue on a remote mountain in Kaha, Hawaii. Although it is unclear how many words Breeze Avenue comprises, an educated guess puts the count at over 1 billion. Grossman, and a cast of hundreds, have been working on the book for over thirty-five years, and it remains in a constant state of revision.
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Despite the constant predictions that e-books are set to kill traditional publishing , our love affair with the humble print book continues. Books have captured our imagination for centuries, leading to no shortage of record-breakers. Whether it's the longest, smallest, or most valuable, here is a small library of book superlatives:. According to Forbes , Bill Gates owns the most expensive book ever sold. This original hand-drawn manuscript, compiled between and by the Renaissance polymath and artist, is one of only 20 notebooks by da Vinci still in existence. The Gutenberg Bible is probably the most valuable book or type of book in the world. It was the first book to be printed c.