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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125 Records Found

01:23 United States

Most Times Saying "Moo" To A Picture Of A Cow In A Book In 30 Seconds

Kevin Stuart

Kevin Stuart said quot;Mooquot; to a picture of a cow in a book 131 times in 30 seconds.

United States

Tallest Paperpack Book Tower

Chelsey Currier

Chelsey C. stacked paperback books in a tower 30 inches in height.

00:28

Longest Penny Bookmark

Crafterparty Attendees

Attendees of Nick Gray’s Crafterparty collectively assembled a penny bookmark 36 feet and 10 inches in length. The concept, inspired by an Amy Sedaris craft, was developed by Audrey Evans.

00:15 United States

Tallest Hardcover Book Tower

Cadott Community

Members of Cadott Community built a tower of hardcover books 68 inches high.

06:26 United States

Farthest Distance Driven While Balancing A Book On Head

Tai Star

Tai Star drove 84.4 miles while balancing a RecordSetter Book of World Records on his head.

00:36 United States

Fastest Time To Rip Five Phone Books In Half

Michael Martin

Michael Martin ripped five phone books in half in 11.47 seconds.

03:02 United States

Fastest Time For Four People To Each Read The First Four Limericks In "The Hopeful Trout And Other Limericks"

Sam Klarich

Sam Klarich, Abby, Brittani, and Emily each read the first four limericks of John Ciardi’s The Hopeful Trout And Other Limericks[] in a combined two minutes, 18.92 seconds. The four limericks they read were The Elephant Boy, Goodbye Please, The Thingamajig and Keeping Busy Is Better Than Nothing.

00:41 United States

Fastest Time To Say First 100 Digits Of Pi While Twisting A Rubik's Cube And Balancing 15 Books On Head

Lauren Moore

Lauren Moore recited the first 100 digits of Pi in 30.12 seconds while twisting a Rubik’s cube and balancing 15 books on her head. tag:RecordSetterBook01

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.

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.

01:44 United States

Largest Group Of People Reading "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?" At Once

Kasson Public Library

As part of the "Dream Big - Read" summer reading program, members of Kasson Public Library gathered 15 people to simultaneously read "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?" by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle.

01:32

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.

02:16 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.

Sri Lanka

Youngest Poet To Recite His Own Published Poem

Indrajith Prabaswara

Indrajith Prabaswara recited his own published poem, The World I See. He is six years old.

02:31 United States

Longest Movie Quote Recited While Driving And Balancing A Book On Head

Tai Star

Tai Star recited a 265-word quote from Monty Python's The Meaning of Life while driving with a RecordSetter Book of World Records balanced on his head.

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.

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