Created in Hungary, this is one of the largest books in the world. When opened, it is 7 meters wide.
Dimensions of the book are 4.18 x 3.77 m (13.71 x 12.36 ft). The number of pages: 346. Weight: 1,420 kg. The book was crafted using traditional book-binding techniques – adjusted to a much larger scale.
On May 21, 2010, it was officially approved by Guinness World Records as the world’s largest book. However, it held the record for only two years, when the 5-meter high book was revealed in Dubai.
It was a huge challenge to craft the book. Five hinges were cut out by a laser. The paper was imported from an Austrian paper mill. The printing was done on a large-scale printer used to make billboard ads.
Putting such a book on a bedside bookcase is rather impossible. Watch this amazing video above, showing how much creativity had to be involved to put the book inside a large building – the renovated watermill – the official house of Világ Legnagyobb Könyve.
The book can be visited in Szinpetri, a lovely village located at the Aggtelek National Park, 230 km from Budapest. Visiting hours between 10:00 and 17:00, from Tuesday till Sunday.
From a German brand Nachteule comes a clever book light that you attach not to a book but your reading glasses. It’s so light that you can also clip it to your earphones or hair accessories! The built-in battery will let you read 200 pages.
Hands-free pillow stand – great for e-readers and print books
An improved version of a popular Lamicall tablet pillow comes now with a side pocket for a pen or small accessories. The grooves are deep enough to hold a print book. It’s made of durable materials and is available in five fashionable colors.
Ad-man who decided to devote his life to books. Ebook enthusiast, self-published author, and part-time designer. Prefers reading on his iPhone, but when it comes to history books – Piotr always picks print.
This vintage composition notebook design features a unique marbled paper background and a preworn old-school label with a headline VNTG NTBK. Available in several colors for several iPhone models. Explore the collection.
Nineteen years before she decided to die, Nora Seed sat in the warmth of the small library at Hazeldene School in the town of Bedford. She sat at a low table staring at a chess board.
‘Nora dear, it’s natural to worry about your future,’ said the librarian, Mrs Elm, her eyes twinkling.
Mrs Elm made her first move. A knight hopping over the neat row of white pawns. ‘Of course, you’re going to be worried about the exams. But you could be anything you want to be, Nora. Think of all that possibility. It’s exciting.’
‘Yes. I suppose it is.’
‘A whole life in front of you.’
‘A whole life.’
‘You could do anything, live anywhere. Somewhere a bit less cold and wet.’
Nora pushed a pawn forward two spaces.
It was hard not to compare Mrs Elm to her mother, who treated Nora like a mistake in need of correction. For instance, when she was a baby her mother had been so worried Nora’s left ear stuck out more than her right that she’d used sticky tape to address the situation, then disguised it beneath a woollen bonnet.
Devices are not dangerous for literature.People can be dangerous for literature.People, for example, who do not read.
– László Krasznahorkai –
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Innovative pillow stand for hands-free use
From Lamicall comes a brand-new pillow stand with an “open jaw” design, a stylus holder, and a large pocket for your phone or charger. A perfect tablet or e-reader stand for hands-free use: reading, watching, or video calls.