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Book Facts

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There are so many weird and wonderful facts in the world! So, we have decided to find a few book facts to add to your still growing knowledge! Get ready to wow your friends with these book facts….

 

  1. Did you know…

There are an estimated 130 million books in print worldwide!

 

  1. Look at this….

The is actually a name for an “old book smell”! The word is ‘Bibliosmia’, it means loving the smell of old books!

 

  1. Have you read any…?

There are so many books in the world, however the three most read books in the world are:

  • The Bible
  • Quotations from Chairman Mao
  • The Harry Potter Series

 

 

  1. Nerd!?

It was 1950, when the term ‘nerd’ was invented. Whom was it who set this term loose? Why it was none other than the great Dr Seuss! He first used the term in his book ‘If I Ran the Zoo’

 

  1. How much?!

The most expensive book in the world was 1640 Bay Psalm, which sold for $14.2 million! That’s got to be one good book

 

 

  1. That’s a big book!

The largest book in the world is ‘The Klencke Atlas’ which measures at 1.75 metres tall and 1.90 metres wide when open!

 

  1. Bestseller

The first book to be described as a ‘bestseller’, was Alice Brown’s ‘Fools of Nature’ in 1889.

 

  1. First book published?

It was in 1453 when the first book was published. ‘The Gutenburg Bible’, printer by Johannes Gutenberg, the inventor of the printing press.

 

  1. How interesting…

Charles Dickens owned a bookcase which functioned as a secret door in his house, and was populated with fake books bearing amusing names including ‘Jonah’s Account of the Whale’, ‘The Lives of a Cat’ which came in nine volumes, and ‘The Art of Cutting Teeth’.

 

  1. Reading has a phobia?

The fear of running out of something to read is called ‘Abibliophobia’.

 

  1. Wow!!

Lord of the Ring author, J.R.R Tolkien typed the whole trilogy with just two fingers!

 

  1. Typewriter

The first novel written on a typewriter is said to be Mark Twain's Adventures Of Tom Sawyer.


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