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Stocking Up on Penguins for Christmas 2011

Our own Mr. Duffy recommends the Penguin Classics Library Complete Collection. 1,082 titles, “all great works of literature totaling nearly half a million pages,” from Shakespeare to the great Somerset Maugham.

No, they’re not digitized: it’s actual paper copies, shipped on your very own 750-pound pallet.

Per Kottke:

From Edwin A. Abbott to Emile Zola, the 1,082 titles in the Penguin
Classics Complete Library total nearly half a million pages–laid end to
end they would hit the 52-mile mark. Approximately 700 pounds in
weight, the titles would tower 828 feet if you stacked them lengthwise
atop each other–almost as tall as the Empire State Building.

The price: $13,413.30.  (Plus $3.99 shipping and handling.)

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