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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00:54 United States

Fastest Time To Read Aloud Page 251 From Ulysses In A Prius

Prius Records

This record was set as part of Prius Records, a two-day event streamed live on the Internet. In a 48-hour period, URDB officials adjudicated 200 Prius-related world records. This was the most records ever documented in a 48-hour window, a world record in and of itself. The event took place in Los Angeles, California on March 30th and 31st, 2011. See all the records set at the event here.

01:28 United States

Most Paperback Romance Novels Held In One Hand In A Public Library

Heidi Beazley

Heidi Beazley held 20 paperback romance novels in one hand at the Thomas Ford Memorial Library. [#TFML01][]


Fastest Time To Name All Titles In The "The 39 Clues" Series

Jared S.

Jared S. named all of the titles in the “[The 39 Clues][1]” series in 27.53 seconds during a stop on the [RecordSetter book][2] tour. [1]: [2]:

07:00 United States

Tallest Tower Of Open Hardcover Books

andrea watson

Andrea and her friend stacked 42 open hardcover books.

02:01 United States

Fastest Time For A Family Of Four To Read "There's A Wocket In My Pocket"

Eli Rollman

Eli Rollman and his family read Dr. Seuss’s "There’s A Wocket In My Pocket" in one minute, 44.89 seconds during a stop on the RecordSetter Book tour.

02:39 United States

Smallest Readable Poetry Book


Sathar Adhoor wrote a poetry book measuring one centimeter in length and width. The book weighs 300 mg and contains poems translated in 66 different languages.

06:16 Canada

Longest Time To Balance The RecordSetter Book Of World Records On Top Of A Pole On Thumb

Doug McManaman

Doug McManaman balanced the RecordSetter Book of World Records on top of a pole on his thumb for four minutes, 41.34 seconds while sitting.

01:31 United States

Longest Time Balancing An Eight-Foot Wooden Bar On A Paperback Book Held In Hand

Vito O.

Viktor O. balanced an eight-foot wooden bar on a paperback book held in his hand for 36.35 seconds.

00:56 England

Most Factual Books Published About "Tottenham Hotspur FC" By A Single Author

Chris Cowlin

Chris Cowlin published five books about Tottenham Hotspur FC. The books are 101 Interesting Facts About Spurs, The Spurs Quiz Book, The 2012/2013 Spurs Quiz Book, The 2013/2014 Spurs Quiz Book, and The Ultimate Spurs Quiz Book.

03:14 England

Most Quiz Books Based On British Football Clubs Published By A Single Author

Chris Cowlin

Chris Cowlin published 61 quiz books based on British Football Clubs.

02:08 England

Most Quiz Books Based On Musicians Published By A Single Author

Chris Cowlin

Chris Cowlin published 39 quiz books based on musicians.

03:38 United States

Largest Children's Storybook


Nathan Dorrell created "The Story That Set The World On Fire," a children's storybook measuring six feet tall and 4.45 feet wide. The book is 2.25 inches thick and tells the story of Jesus' birth.

01:17 Canada

Most Catches Juggling Two Balls One-Handed While Kneeling On An Exercise Ball, Spinning A Basketball On A Pencil, And Balancing A Book On Head

Mason Axcell

Mason A. completed 89 catches juggling two balls one-handed while kneeling on an exercise ball, spinning a basketball on a pencil and balancing a book on his head.

01:00 Canada

Most Catches Juggling Three Basketballs In A Cascade Pattern While Balancing A Book On Head And Kneeling On An Exercise Ball

Mason Axcell

Mason A. completed 88 catches juggling three basketballs in a cascade pattern while balancing a book on his head and kneeling on an exercise ball.

02:16 United States

Largest Group Reading A Poem At A Library At Once

CPH Library

A total of 173 people read a poem at a library at once. The record was part of the Summer Reading Program at CPH Library in Clifton Park, New York.

02:40 United States

Longest Time Balancing An Ottoman Top On Head While Holding A Pencil On Upper Lip And Reading A Book


Chris balanced the top of an ottoman on his head for one minute, 15.92 seconds while holding a pencil on his upper lip and reading a book.

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