Books June 6, 2013
This Library Created The World's Longest Book Domino Chain

Now this is an impressive way for a library to promote its summer reading program.

The Seattle Public Library decided to create the world's longest book domino chain, a feat that required a total of 2,131 books. 27 volunteers worked for hours setting up the chain, part of which spells out the word "read."

But it didn't all fall into place on the first attempt - in fact, it took five tries and seven hours of resetting books to get the chain to work. Luckily, the team thought ahead.

"We would often get almost entirely set up and then have a section of the chain fall," says Redditor agentpebble, one of the two organizers behind the event. "We left gaps every so often to minimize the damage when that happened, and then filled them in at the end."

There are some nice little details in the video, too, like the title of the book that starts the chain, 'Before the Fall', and the one that falls into the girl's hands at the end: 'Expand Your Horizons'.

Luckily, the books didn't have to be reshelved after the domino chain was finished - they were all earmarked for sale by the library.

And apparently each book is labelled to indicate that it was part of the domino chain, so next time you're in Seattle, you might be able to buy a little piece of literary/domino history.

Via HyperVocal

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