For the Love of Books!

One of the most important things in our lives is knowledge. Whoever said knowledge is power was definitely an avid reader and they knew the benefits of reading.  When we read books, we learn new things, we explore worlds that we have not had the opportunity to see before, and we immerse ourselves into universes that are impossible to imagine without the proper words describing them to us. In honor of tomorrow, being National Book Lovers Day the following is a list of fun facts we thought you would enjoy reading!

  • The earliest work of Literature was “The Epic of Gilgamesh” from Ancient Mesopotamia.

  • Mark Twain was the author of the first book written using a typewriter.

  • The first books created used parchment or calfskin as the book pages.

  • The first books created made use of leather or wood as the book covers.

  • These books were often fitted with straps or clasps.

  • Public Libraries began to arise in the middle Ages.

  • To prevent theft, public libraries during that time often chained the books to a shelf or a desk to prevent people from stealing the books.

  • An estimated 755,755 new books are published every year.  As of mid-2017, there are an estimated 134,399,411 total published books in the world.

A room without books is like a body without soul – Cicero

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