Some book facts:
The first-ever “Harry Potter” was a short story published in communist Poland in 1972.
In the Harvard Library, there are three books suspected to be bound in human skin.
According to the Guinness World Records, the largest book in the world weighs over 3,000 lb and measures 16.40 ft x 26.44 ft.
The first bookmobile in the world was launched in 1857. It was a horse-drawn wagon created to “diffuse good literature among the rural population.”
This monastery in Egypt is home to the oldest continually operating library in the world, established in AD 565.
Some reading facts:
Reading reduces stress by 68 percent .
When children have a home library, as few as 20 books of their own at home (think: one bookshelf full), they achieve three more years of schooling than children who don’t have any books at home.
Read 20 minutes a day, and you’ll read 1,800,000 words per year.
Children learn 4,000 to 12,000 words per year through reading.
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