How many times the world’s top authors could fill the Library of Congress (infographic)

Founded in 1800, the Library of Congress is the largest library in the world. It is home to 39 million books, but it also holds recordings, photographs, maps, and manuscripts.

From Wordery comes an interesting infographic that shows how many libraries could the world’s top-selling authors fill. As a unit, a volume of books at the Library of Congress is used.

William Shakespeare sold approximately 4 billion books, and that volume is 103 times the size of the Library of Congress. 500 million books sold by Dr. Seuss would fill the Library of Congress 13 times.

Wordery is an online book retailer that offers books from various genres such as fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, travel guides, and more.

Click on the infographic to see it in full resolution.

Via: How many libraries could the bestselling authors fill (infographic)

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