Interesting Facts about Books

October 1, 2009 | In: Random interesting fact

There have been over 20,000 books written about the game of Chess.

The main library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.

The Bible contains 3,566,480 letters, or 810,697 words.

The Library of Congress, Washington DC, USA contains 28 million books and has 532 miles of shelving.

Pope Pius II wrote an erotic book “Historia de duobos amantibus” in 1444.

Paper was invented in China around 105 A.D., by the eunuch Ts’ai Lun.

A new book is published every 13 minutes in America.

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