‘Don Quixote’ tops library world’s 100 most widely held novels
International library cooperative OCLC has compiled a list of the library world’s 100 most widely held novels based on its WorldCat database, reports Publishers Weekly.
Topping the Library 100 list is Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes, followed by Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Classics dominate the list, with several Harry Potter titles and Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code among the few contemporary books to make the top 100.
‘Libraries provide a unique opportunity to track long-term trends in published literature,’ said OCLC President and CEO Skip Prichard. ‘WorldCat is a unique resource that can tell us more about publishing patterns and, by extension, cultural patterns.’
The list was compiled from the collections of more than 18,000 libraries.
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