In a country mad for BIG things (oversized tourist attractions shaped like fruit or animals anyone?), it should come as no surprise that an Australian publisher, Millenium House, is the creative force behind what might just be the world’s biggest book. The Platinum edition of Millenium House’s latest atlas, “Earth,” is being produced in a limited run of only 31 copies, measuring a huge 6 x 9 ft (1.8 x 2.75m). And what will one of these limited edtition copies cost? A mere US$100,000.
Fear not, if the Platinum edition is slightly out of your library’s budget, or storage capacity, you can still get your very own copy of Earth in the somewhat smaller size of 610 × 469 mm (18½ × 24 inches), and in either the Royal blue edition (2,000 copies) or Imperial Gold edition (1,000 copies)
The Platinum edition was launched at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair (Frankenfurter Buchmesse), which runs from the 6th to the 10th of October.