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Monday, May 25, 2009

World's Thickest Book

It's a mystery what the world's thickest book is: a new, limited-edition (500 copies) Agatha Christie collection containing 12 Miss Marple novels and 20 short stories. The book has 252 hand-sewn sections each having 16 pages. A picture at this AgathaChristie.com web site article has a proper lady with book in lap if you wish to see the scale of the book. This is a HarperCollins effort using a period book binding company. (If you have to ask the price, you probably can't afford it...but if you can, a HarperCollins sales rep will call you personally.)

I wonder if in their claim that this is the world's largest book that they considered the U.S. Congressional Record.

BONUS! Besides being Memorial Day in the U.S., it is Towel Day. This day celebrates towels because they are considered the most useful object in the universe, according to Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Doug Adams. Don't Panic!

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