Next week National Library of Scotland visitors can see the world's largest published book.
To mark World Book Day, we are putting on display Bhutan: a visual odyssey across the last Himalayan kingdom. The book measures 5x7 feet when open and weighs 133 lbs (around nine and a half stone or 60 kilos). Each copy is printed only on demand, and uses a roll of paper longer than a football field, more than a gallon of ink and 24 hours' printing time.
It contains full-colour photographs of Bhutan, also known as 'Shangri-La'. They were taken by students and staff at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and at the University of Washington, and by Bhutanese photographers.
The book will be on show from Tuesday 4 to Tuesday 11 March during exhibition opening hours. We hope to display it for longer periods in the future.
Exhibition opening hours:
Monday to Friday: 10.00-20.00
29 February 2008