Russell Books aims for first record for tallest pile of books at store’s new home

Russell Books is attempting to set the first-ever record for the tallest stack of Guinness World Records books.

The event happens Thursday — Guinness World Record Day — at 4:30 p.m. at the bookstore’s new location at 747 Fort St.

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An official adjudicator from Guinness World Records is expected to attend.

The best-selling Guinness World Records has been publishing its yearly lists of extremes and achievements since 1955.

Russell Books has collected many copies since opening a store for used and new books in Victoria in 1991. The Times Colonist Book Sale has been a major source.

The event was planned to celebrate the move across Fort Street to the new location, which is nearly complete.

 

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