Library World Records

Library World Records

Third edition

Paperback (30 Sep 2017)

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Publisher's Synopsis

What is the name of oldest public libraries in all of the different continents of the world? In what year was the first CD-ROM book released? In what years were the first books printed in French, Thai, Japanese, Arabic and Turkish printed? What are the name of the oldest extant texts or inscriptions written in Chinese, English, Russian, and Spanish? When was the first major computer database used in libraries? What is the title of the largest and smallest and most expensive books ever published? Where in the world is the world's busiest public library? Which famous horror fiction writer worked in a library? What are the names of the very first three books to contain photographs? Where are the tallest bookstores and library buildings in the world?

This updated and expanded edition provides over 500 fascinating facts about libraries, periodicals, books and reference databases. The new book is not just a book about library and book comparisons, it is a remarkable story of libraries and books from the earliest times to the present. It is best described as a Guinness Book of Records for libraries and books.

Book information

ISBN: 9781476667775
Publisher: McFarland
Imprint: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers
Pub date:
Edition: Third edition
DEWEY: 027
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xv, 379
Weight: 694g
Height: 179mm
Width: 255mm
Spine width: 24mm