Atlas Unveiled as ‘World’s Biggest Book’

Travel Blog  •  Michael Yessis  •  10.06.10 | 12:24 PM ET

Australian publisher Gordon Cheers debuted a six-by-nine-foot atlas at the Frankfurt Book Fair. He’s pretty cocky about it, too. From the AFP:

“It’s all about creating a legacy,” the Sydney-based publisher said. “Today, everything is digital and it’s gone in a second. This will still be around in 500 years.”

The book took around a month to produce and Cheers is limiting the print run of his monster Atlas to 31. He has already sold two volumes to museums in the United Arab Emirates and is confident he will sell the whole lot.

But is it really the world’s biggest book? As of this post, Wikipedia disagrees!

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