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kottke.org posts about Bhutan

World’s largest book on sale

posted by Jason Kottke   Dec 29, 2014

Bhutan Book 01

When I went to the Poptech conference 10 years ago, one of the talks featured one of the world’s largest books, a book of photographs of Bhutan. The book used to fetch $10,000 a copy, but Amazon now sells it for just under $300. Something is fishy though…many of the vendors selling the book are shipping it for only $3.99, which seems unlikely for a book that weighs 133 pounds. (via cory)

Update: Long story short, there were two versions of this book made: the big one and a smaller one that’s only a foot and a half tall. That Amazon link used to go to the big book but it’s the little one now. Make sense? Anyway, here’s a link to the big one if you want to buy it for $5,824.34 with free shipping. (thx everyone)

Bhutan’s measurement of Gross National Happiness and

posted by Jason Kottke   Oct 11, 2005

Bhutan’s measurement of Gross National Happiness and how that idea has spread to other countries.

Bhutan, the world’s largest book

posted by Jason Kottke   Oct 31, 2004

Michael Hawley gave the Poptech audience a wonderful tour of Bhutan and the giant book that resulted from his journeys there. A couple of photos of the book at Poptech:

Bhutan book

Bhutan book

Turning the pages involved a short walk. If you’d like to own this baby, it’s available for only $10,000 on Amazon.