Local literary icon Russell Books is celebrating the opening of its new location in a way they hope will go down in the record books.
Not only have they been in the process of shifting from their longtime home at 734 Fort St. to a larger space in the former Staples store across the street at 747 Fort St., the owners want to set a world record in the process.
If moving half-a-million books wasn’t impressive enough, Russell’s is receiving the public’s help in their attempt to set a Guinness world record by constructing the world’s largest tower of – Guinness World Record books.
Currently, there’s are world records for the largest stack of books (144,000), the fastest time for a team to stack 20 Guinness World Record Books (16.02 seconds) and the tallest stack of Guinness World Record books built by a team in one minute (1.97 metres).
While the move to the new store is expected to take another month or more, anyone who brings in a copy of an official Guinness World Record book for the stack to the new location will receive a $5 gift card.