IPOH: The Perak State Library broke the Guinness World Record (GWR) for the largest book pyramid here today.
The three-metre tall pyramid, made up of 70,247 books, beats the previous record of 63,377 books set by Luxembourg bookstore chain, Ernster in April this year.
Perak State Public Library Corporation director Nor Aini Mohd Nordin said the attempt was aimed at cultivating public interest in good reading habits.
“The state library, in collaboration with Imagika Sdn Bhd initiated this programme and collected the books as donations.
“About 40 volunteers participated in this attempt. I would like to thank all of them for their hard work,” she said.
The public can view the book pyramid during the Bos Gaurus Bookfest 2015 at Indera Mulia Stadium until 10pm tonight. “The books will be donated to a charity organisation after the showcase,” she said.
The record was announced by GWR representative Anna Lewis Orford.