It has been a long time since I have done a Friday Fun Facts post, and it is long overdue. Today’s topic: Bizarre book facts.
- Best selling book of all time: The Holy Bible
- Book that is stolen the most: I have seen two different answers on this, with the Bible being one; but the book I saw referenced the most is The Guinness Book of World Records.
- Longest book to date: A la recherche du temps perduby Marcel Proust contains an estimated 9,609,000 characters (each letter counts as one character. Spaces are also counted, as one character each). The title translates to “Remembrance of Things Past“.
- Author with most published books: L. Ron Hubbard, with 1,084 published works.
- Most expensive book: Bay Psalm Book; auctioned for 14,165,000.00 at Sotheby’s.
- Oldest story known: The Epic of Gilgamesh; written on clay tablets between 2700-2500 BC.
Do you know of any strange or fun facts about books? I would love to hear them!
3: Guinness World Records
These are fascinating. I can’t imagine reading a book with over 9.6 million word characters. Interesting research.
Thanks Gracie! I would love to know who would ever pay 14+ Million dollars for a book……
Wow that’s a lot of characters!
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Thanks so much Andy!
Nice Facts. I’ve heard of the first two but the rest are completely new to me.
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