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Brilliant Bits for Bibliophiles Vol #1

January 2, 2018



As Manager of the Book Nook at Hazel's, I'm an unabashed book nerd, so I love to read book trivia. This for those who enjoy the same!


With 1.3 million words spread across 13 volumes, In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust is the longest book. Sorry, War & Peace!

As of 2010, there were over 129 million books in existenc

The most expensive book ever purchased was Codex Leicester by Leonardo Da Vinci and it sold for $30.8 million to Bill Gates.


The Harry Potter books are allegedly the most banned books in America due to religious complaints.


The most expensive printed book in the world is the 1640 Bay Psalm book from America. It sold in November 2013 for USD 14.2 million.
"Bibliosmia" is the condition for loving the smell of old books.

The longest sentence ever printed is 823 words, found in Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables.

Author’s names were not usually printed on the covers of their books!
The covers of the first printed books were considered artwork, so there wasn’t a place for the author’s name.

The first book ever written using a typewriter was The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
The three most read books in the world are The Holy Bible, Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung, and Harry Potter. For a list of the Top 10, view the pic below!




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