Book World Records

Book world records contain volumes of human achievement, from the high-minded and literary (Ulysses, anyone?) to the pure physical exertion of ripping phone books in half. Books are a versatile record-setting prop, able to be stacked in towers, balanced on heads and, last of all, read.

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109 Records Found

04:31 United States

Longest Book Domino Chain


William Jewell College built a domino chain using 2,410 books and successfully made the entire chain topple.

02:17 United States

Most Money Put On A RecordSetter Book Of World Records

Brian Larsen

Brian L. put 11 $100 bills and 68 $20 bills on a RecordSetter Book Of World Records. The total dollar amount came to $2,460.00, a new world record.

00:33 United States

Fastest Time To Name All Harry Potter Book Titles In Chronological Order

Matt Brodsky

Matt Brodsky named all of the Harry Potter book titles in chronological order in 4.69 seconds.

01:42 Canada

Fastest Time To Read The Introduction Of The RecordSetter Book Of World Records

Kevin Zuccherato

Kevin Z. read the introduction of the RecordSetter Book of World Records in one minute, 16.26 seconds.

05:10 United States

Most Burps While Balancing A Book On Head

Darian fulco

Darian F. burped 258 times while balancing a book on her head.

02:02 United States

Most Catches Juggling Three Balls While Kneeling On An Exercise Ball And Balancing A Book On Head

Audi Thoele

Audi T. completed 394 catches while juggling three balls and balancing a book on his head.

01:31 United States

Most Harry Potter Characters Named In 45 seconds


Chatty Cat named 45 characters from the Harry Potter books in 45 seconds.

10:47 United States

Longest Time Holding 10 Books In One Hand While Balancing On One Foot

Izzy McCaffrey

Izzy M. held 10 books in one hand for 10 minutes, 1.12 seconds while balancing on one foot.

01:04 United States

Most Catches Juggling Two Tennis Balls While Spinning A Basketball On Pencil And Balancing A Book On Head

Brian Pankey

Brian Pankey completed 79 catches juggling two tennis balls while spinning a basketball on a pencil and balancing a book on his head.

07:48 Canada

Longest Reverse Six-Finger Plank On Top Of Two Books Featuring The Record Setter

Darryl Learie

Darryl Learie performed a six-finger plank for 2.98 seconds atop two books he published in for same record. He used the RecordSetter Book of World Records and the Ripley's Believe It Or Not 9th Annual Book. Both books listed his name and mentioned his Most Consecutive One-Arm Push-Ups On A Raw Egg record.

00:37 United States

Most Pages Flipped In 30 Seconds

Hazel Grace

Hazel G. flipped 44 pages in 30 seconds.

00:39 United States

Most Dictionaries, Thesauruses And Encyclopedias Held At Once

Andy Hanscom

Andy H. held 39 dictionaries, thesauruses, and encyclopedias at once.

02:00 England

Most Catches Juggling Three Balls In One Minute While Balancing The RecordSetter Book Of World Records On Head

Richard Wilson

Richard W. completed 215 catches juggling three balls in one minute while balancing the RecordSetter Book of World Records on his head.

00:37 United States

Most Steps Taken By A Four-Year-Old While Balancing Three Books On Head


Codie took 23 steps while balancing three books on her head. She is four years old.

20:00 Philippines

Longest Time Spinning A Book On One Finger

Joshua Jay

Joshua Jay spun a book on his finger for 19 minutes, 57.41 seconds.

02:02 United States

Most "RecordSetter Book Of World Records" Records Broken

Tai Star

Tai Star broke six records featured in The RecordSetter Book of World Records.

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