129,864,880 Are the Number of Books in the World, Google Books study

Have you ever wonder "Just how many books are out there in the world?"Google have the answer; "As of today, we estimate there're 129,864,880 different books in the world. That's a lot of knowledge captured in the written word! This calculation used an algorithm that combines books information from multiple sources including libraries, WorldCat, national […]

Have you ever wonder "Just how many books are out there in the world?"

Google have the answer; "As of today, we estimate there're 129,864,880 different books in the world. That's a lot of knowledge captured in the written word! This calculation used an algorithm that combines books information from multiple sources including libraries, WorldCat, national union catalogs, commercial providers and and based on our computational resources and experience of organizing millions of books through our Books Library Project and Books Partner Program since 2004.

And the actual number of books is always increasing. Ultimately, it's truly incredible to fathom the depth &breadth of published works out there in the world," informs Google.

Read How Google Calculated this number: Books of the world, stand up and be counted! All 129,864,880 of you