Top Interesting Facts About Books

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Readers would agree, that there is nothing better than having a good book by your side to learn and grow makes a big difference. Some people like reading long books and some like to read books that contain poems or short quotes to make them feel motivated. There is a reason our schooling began with books, and we have continued reading books ever since. Well! If you are here, we are assuming you are someone who is into books. Let’s take you on a ride to facts about books. 

10 Facts About Books

Learn about some of the most interesting facts about books that you will ever come across.

‘Diamond Sutra’ is the Oldest Book

Diamond Sutra also known as Diamond Cutter Sutra or Vajracchedika Prajnaparamita Sutra is the world’s oldest book. 

The Bible is the most Selling Book 

As per the Guinness World Record as of 1995, the Bible is the book with the most sold copies with a number of 5 billion copies making it the most sold copies of all times. However, other religious books included 800 million copies of the Qur’an and 190 million copies of the Book of Mormon.

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The Largest book is ‘This the Prophet Muhamed’

Mshahed International Group unveiled the largest book in the world in the UAE. This fact about the largest book in the world has made the record to the Guinness World Record. 

WhoMshahed International Group 
What5/8.06/1500 sq. meters
WhereUnited Arab Emirates (Dubai)
When 27 February 2012

‘Shadows From the Wall of Death’ is the Most Poisonous Book

You would not believe this fact about books that some of them out there might be poisonous enough to kill you. The author Robert Kedzie published this book in 1874 in the US in which he used arsenic-based dyes for wallpapers making it poisonous. 

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‘And Tango Makes Three’ is the Most Banned Book 

Written by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell, the book is a story of two male penguins raising a kid, was mostly banned by parents and teachers because of the concept of same-sex people raising kids. 

Bibliomania is the name for the Love of Books Smell

If you are someone who loves the smell of new books or old books, this fact about books will enable you to name this feeling. This is the aroma of dust and its history that makes you fall in love with it. 

The Largest Sentence had 13,955  Words

Jonathan Coe’s ‘The Rotter’s Club,’ has the highest number of words in a sentence. The article by Bookfox mentions that it is followed by James Joyce, Ulysses, with 4,391-word sentences.

The United Kingdom Reads the Most Books

This nation reads about 188,000 every year. The record sales for books in this country reached at least 212 million.

‘Lord of the Flies’ Author Hated His Book

William Golding, the author of the book ‘Lord of the Flies’ hated his own book while he was writing about it. 

Oscar Wilde only Wrote ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray

This author is been famous for years and will continue to amaze the literary industry for years, but this fact about his books remains unknown to people. 

Well, these are all the major interesting facts about books. 

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