Online Library Computer Center Names Top 1000 Books

Posted on March 29, 2006

The Online Computer Library Center (the "OCLC") member libraries have named the 2005 list of the "Top 1000" titles: the intellectual works that have been judged to be worth owning by the "purchase vote" of libraries around the globe.

The top ten works are:

  • The Bible
  • The U.S. Census
  • Mother Goose
  • Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
  • The Odyssey by Homer
  • The Iliad by Homer
  • Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  • The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Hamlet by William Shakespeare
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

    The U.S. Census? That's some fascinating reading. You can see the rest of the list here.



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