Book facts

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1. Isaac Asimov is the only author to have published a book in nine out of ten Dewey library categories!

2. Dickens's house had a secret door in the form of a fake bookcase!

3. The first book bought on Amazon was called 'Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies: Computer Models of the Fundamental Mechanisms of Thought'

4. J. R. R Tolkien is the author of the second and third biggest-selling novels in the world!

5. A 'book scorpion' is someone who is hostile to books or learning!

6. The smallest book in the Welsh National Library is 'Old King Cole' and measures 1mm x 1mm!

7. The first person Ray Bradbury asked out was a bookstore clerk. They married in 1947!

8. The Japanese word 'tsundoku' means 'buying a load of books and then not getting round to reading them'

9. The word 'boghandler' is the Danish word for bookseller

10. In the 16th century, primers or learning books for children were called 'hornbooks'!

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