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Friday August 6, 2010

Read a Book Over the Weekend: There Are 129,864,880 to Pick From

A little interesting factoid brought to you by Google: there are 129,864,880 books as of today in the world.  Google knows this, well because they’re Google and because they have to digitize all of them.  Note that these do not include duplications or reprints because the figure would go up to 600,000,000.  No, there are 129,864,880 unique books to choose from to read over the weekend.  Get going because more original titles are added daily.

U.S. Hispanics spend $1 billion on books, so we’re definitely reading and more so in English; only a third of book purchases are for books in Spanish.  Another interesting tidbit of information, there are over 80,000 Spanish titles published all over the world yearly that contribute to the 120,864,880 figure.  We know most of you buy at least one book a year and for the others that don’t - ¡POR FAVOR! use some of the half-a-trillion in Hispanic purchasing power to become Readers. 

Dr. Seuss says “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”  If you can’t figure out where to start check out our Best Sellers Lists, updated weekly, and our Book Reviews.  Enjoy!



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