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Library World Records 2nd edition was published in the U.S. in December 2008 by McFarland.

During my research for the the first edition and second edition of Library World Records, I consulted  hundreds of books, journals and newspapers.

I have compiled a brief list of some books for researchers or anyone else, looking for extra information and facts on topics covered by the 2nd edition of Library World Records.

1. The Most Beautiful Libraries in the World
by Guillaume de Laubier (Author), Jacques Bosser (Photographer), James H. Billington, Laurel Hirsch (Foreword)translator. ISBN: 0810946343. Publisher: Harry N. Abrams; (2003). This book will compliment the section in Library World Records at pages 214-238 titled: World Records For Library Buildings

2. Libraries in the Ancient World
by Lionel Casson. ISBN:0300097212. Publisher: Yale University Press; (2002). This book will compliment the section in Library World Records at page 125 titled: Earliest Libraries

3. World Guide to Libraries
by Bettina Bartz, Helmut Opitz (Editor). ISBN:3598205414. Publisher: K G Saur; (2003).

4. The Memory of Mankind: The Story of Libraries Since the Dawn of History
by Don Heinrich Tolzmann, Alfred Hessel, Reuben Peiss. ISBN:1584560495. Publisher: Oak Knoll Books; (2001). This book will compliment the section in Library World Records at page 125 titled: Earliest Libraries and also at page 124 which deals with famous book and libraries honoured by UNESCO (World Heritage List and Memory of the World Register).

5. Books and the Western World: A Cultural History
by Karl Schottenloher. ISBN:0899503446. Publisher: McFarland & Company; (1989). This book will compliment the section in Library World Records at pages 132 to 190 titled: World Records For Books, Periodicals and Bookstores

6. Lost Libraries: The Destruction of Great Book Collections Since Antiquity
by James Raven (Editor). ISBN:1403921199. Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan ; (2004). This book will compliment the section in Library World Records at page 191 titled: First Major Book-burning Ritual and also at page 105 which dealt with famous libraries that were destroyed by fire

7. Library: An Unquiet History
by Matthew Battles. ISBN: 0434008877. Publisher: Heinemann ; (2003).

8. The Librarian's Guide to Writing for Publication
by Rachel Singer Gordon. ISBN: 0810848953. Publisher: Scarecrow Press; (2003).

9. The Order of Books: Readers, Authors, and Libraries in Europe between the Fourteenth and Eighteenth Centuries
by Roger Chartier, Lydia G. Cochrane (Translator). ISBN: 0804722676. Publisher: Stanford University Press; (1994).

10. A Splendor of Letters: The Permanence of Books in an Impermanent World
by Nicholas A. Basbanes. ISBN:0060082879. Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers; (2003).

11. The Second Information Revolution
by Gerald W. Brock. ISBN:0674011783. Publisher: Harvard University Press; (2003).

12. History of Information Science, 1945-1985
by Dorothy B. Lilley, Ronald W. Trice. ISBN: 0124500609. Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books; (2003).

13. The Library of Alexandria: Centre of Learning in the Ancient World
by Roy MacLeod (Editor). ISBN: 1850435944. Publisher: I.B. Tauris; (2004).

14. The Vanished Library: A Wonder of the Ancient World
by Luciano Canfora, Martin Ryle (Translator).ISBN: 0520072553. Publisher:University of California Press; (1990).

15. Books on Fire: The Tumultuous Story of the World's Great Libraries
by Lucien X. Polastron and Jon E. Graham .ISBN: 9780500513842. Publisher:Thames & Hudson; (2007). This book will compliment the section in Library World Records at page 191 titled: First Major Book-burning Ritual and also at page 105 which dealt with famous libraries that were destroyed by fire.

More books will be listed in the forthcoming 3rd edition of the book.