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Brace yourself for a mind-blowing journey with these fun and fascinating facts.

Ever wondered how many words are in the longest book ever written? Marcel Proust’s A la recherche du temps perdu contains a staggering 1.3 million words, a book worth diving into for sure!

If size is more your interest, the largest book in the world is The Klencke Atlas, standing at 1.75 meters tall and nearly two meters wide when opened, a book that truly commands attention.

Did you know that part of the M6 toll road is built on old romance novel?

There are over 129 million books in the world! 2.5 million pulped books were mixed into the road’s surface to absorb sound and hold materials in place, a unique way to build a road.

Reports of books bound in human skin dating back to the 16th century add a chilling twist to the world of literature, with Harvard University said to own one such book.

Did you know the longest sentence ever printed is over 823 words?

The American President Theodore Roosevelt read one book every single day.

Whether you’re a tsundoku, a biblioklept, or a librocubicularist, there’s a reader type for everyone, and the power of brevity can be seen in Dr. Seuss’s Green Eggs and Ham, containing just 50 words, proving that sometimes less is more in the world of books.

The last one…

Did you know the most read book in the world is the Holy Bible.


With love,

Eliza x