10 Fascinating Facts About Books/Reading

It is believed that there are more than 129 million books in the world.

The largest sentence in a book is in Les Misérables. It contains 823 words.

The country that reads the most is Iceland

The distinctive smell of old books is due to the compounds in the paper and ink breaking down.

One of the largest books in the world is The Klencke Atlas.

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Codex Leicester is the most expensive book in the world. It was bought for $30.8 million.

Books were originally chained to library shelves so they wouldn’t be stolen.

F. Scott Fitzgerald was the first to use the word “wicked” as slang meaning “excellent” or “good”. This new meaning appeared in This Side of Paradise.

Shakespeare is one of the most read authors of all time.

There are over 38 million books in the Library of Congress.


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