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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141 Records Found

01:30 United States

Most People Fitting 15 Marshmallows In Mouth While Balancing Five Books On Head And Standing On Chair

Jessica Fletcher

26 people from Class 5 of Catcliffe Primary School in Rotherham, England fit 15 marshmallows in their mouths while balancing five books on their heads and standing on chair.

01:16 Canada

Most Book Titles Named In 10 Seconds

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Evan G. named 27 books in 10 seconds.

49:11 United States

Largest Audience At A Children's Storybook Reading

East TN PBS & Karns Elem. Sch.

A total of 1,322 people from East Tennessee PBS and Karns Elementary School gathered to attend a children's storybook reading. Read more about the event here.

02:15 United States

Tallest Book Towers Stood On By Two People Making Clay Balls

Grace Hagy

Grace Hagy and Gina stacked two 12-book towers and each made a clay ball while standing on them.

23:37 Canada

Longest Time To Balance "The RecordSetter Book Of Records" On Face Vertically While Seated

Doug McManaman

Brian Pankey balanced a copy of the RecordSetter Book of World Records[] on his face while seated for 22 minutes, 2.66 seconds.

04:11 United States

Most Bottle Caps On A Book

Tim S.

Tim and Joey put 77 bottle caps on a book.

01:58 United States

Most Grade Seven Students Reading "The Hunger Games"

J Teed

J. Teed led 17 of his grade seven students in reading The Hunger Games.


Most People Simultaneously Reading Aloud In A Bookstore

The Book Cellar

A total of 33 people from the Book Cellar read aloud simultaneously during a stop on the RecordSetter Book tour.

02:29 United States

Most Books Published By A Writer In One Year

James Giammatteo

James Giammatteo published 37 books in a span of one year.

05:06 England

Fastest Time To Check In A Shopping Cart Full Of Books At A Public Library


Dave G. checked in a shopping cart full of library books in four minutes, 21.17 seconds. He set the record as part of a series of events that are taking place in memory of Rob Brown, to raise mental health awareness and money for the Mind Charity. Learn more here.

01:57 India

Longest Time To Balance 10 Books On Head While On A Rola Bola

Suresh Gaur

Suresh Gaur balanced 10 books on his head while on a rola bola for one minute, 21.98 seconds.

01:01 Australia

Longest Time Spinning A Basketball On The Corner Of A Book Held In Mouth


Demythrate spun a basketball on the corner of a book held in his mouth for 21.69 seconds.

01:01 England

Most Catches In 30 Seconds While Juggling Two Tennis Balls With One Hand And Balancing A Book On Head

Richard Wilson

Richard Wilson completed 77 catches in 30 seconds while juggling two tennis balls with one hand and balancing a book on his head.

07:12 United States

Longest Time Balancing On Five Books On One Foot

Colin O'Connor

Colin O. balanced on five books on one foot for seven minutes, 7.68 seconds.

00:54 Australia

Longest Time Spinning A Basketball On The Corner Of A Book


Demythrate spun a basketball on the corner of a book for 22.19 seconds.

03:25 India

Longest Time Bouncing A Table Tennis Ball On A Paddle While Balancing A Book On Head And Standing On Rola Bola

Suresh Gaur

Suresh Gaur balanced a table tennis ball on a paddle for two minutes, 43.20 seconds while balancing a book on his head and standing on a rola bola.

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