World's Largest Book Created

from the not-exactly-portable dept

Don’t you just hate those books that are just a little too large to fit into your bookshelf? You have to put them on their side, or stick them somewhere else, just because a publisher decided to make the book too damn big. Well, now someone at MIT has made a book so big it’s not likely to fit on any bookshelf. It probably won’t fit on any coffee table, either. In fact, it’s now been certified as the largest book ever created, weighing in at a somewhat stunning 133 pounds. Each of the 112 pages are five feet by seven feet. Apparently, the book costs $2,000 to make, and is being sold for $10,000 complete with a nice display easel to solve the bookshelf problem (they’ve already sold about two dozen). Money from the sale of the book will go to a charity that is building schools in Cambodia and Bhutan. A more cynical person might note that with all the trees that were needed to make such a book, they probably cleared a nice spot in the field for such schools. And, yes, the book, Bhutan: A Visual Odyssey Across the Last Himalayan Kingdom is available at Amazon (though, currently out of stock).

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