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World's Largest Book on Display in Miami to Honour His Holiness the Dalai Lama

August 27, 2010

Tibet Custom
August 26, 2010

The Bhutan, the world's largest book, is displayed with a special
exhibit at Miami University's Walter Havinghurst Special Collections
on the third floor of King Library. Photo by Meagan Engl/The Oxford Press

Dharamshala -- The King Library on Miami University's campus has put
on display the largest book in the world as part of its special collection.

"The Bhutan: A Visual Odyssey Across the Last Himalayan Kingdom" is
part of an exhibit in honour of the upcoming visit by His Holiness
the Dalai Lama. The Bhutan measures 5 feet by 7 feet when opened and
weighs 133 pounds, The Oxford Press reported.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama will make a presentation at Miami
University on 21 October in Millett Hall titled, "Ethics in a Modern World."

The display is free and open to the public during special collections
hours. Everyone is invited to make an appointment to turn a page in
the book, Janet Stuckey, of special collections, was quoted as saying
by The Oxford Press.

"Buddhism: An Exhibit in Honor of the Dalai Lama's Visit" features
books written by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the Time Magazine cover
featuring him, the Life cover on his flight from Tibet to India and more.

Just a few of His Holiness the Dalai Lama's 72 publications are on
display, but the library does have all on hand. Many of his books
focus on happiness, Stuckey said.
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