30 Interesting Facts about Books

Interesting Literature

30 fun facts about books, in honour of World Book Day 2015

If you enjoy these interesting book facts, we have hundreds more in our book, The Secret Library: A Book-Lovers’ Journey Through Curiosities of History, which is available from Michael O’Mara Books.

SF writer Isaac Asimov (1920-1992) is the only author to have published a book in nine out of the ten Dewey library categories.

When asked what book he’d like to have with him on a desert island, G. K. Chesterton replied, ‘Thomas’s Guide to Practical Shipbuilding.’

Hugh Lofting, author of Dr Doolittle, thought books should have a ‘senile’ category to complement the ‘juvenile’ section.

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