This infographic lists books from 150 countries, inviting you to travel the world without leaving your living room. Of course, your favorite escape may not appear here, but that's the point. Throw a dart and pick a country, then open a book and explore.
We've already got the Olympics, and even the Reading Olympics – at least they've got that in our school district here in the suburbs of Philadelphia – but this infographic puts global competition and reading in a new light.
From 10th Century B.C. to our current decade, this infographic takes an unscientific but interesting look at some of the most popular books ever written.
How many now famous authors toiled in obscurity or were labeled heretical or insignificant while alive, only to be recognized as genius after they died?
Breaking down the elements of best-selling books is akin to analyzing what makes a hit song – or a viral video. Seems obvious after the fact...
This infographic shows that, at over 58,000 words in length, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde took a mere six days to write, while J. D. Salinger averaged 20 words a day to finish his 73,000-word classic The Catcher in the Rye over a 10-year span.
According to various scientific studies, reading has measurable health benefits beyond the transient (or infinite) enjoyment you derive from simply reading stories and experiencing characters.