March 27, 2009

Fun Friday Bonus Edition: Odd Book Titles

The winners for the Bookseller/Diagram Prize have been announced. The Diagram Prize is an annual award for the oddest book title of the year. This year's winner is The 2009-2014 World Outlook for 60-Milligram Containers of Fromage Frais. Want to read it? It will only set you back £795 (or $1,136.00), and no, the Troy Public Library is not going to be purchasing this title.

For more information about this year's winner check out this story from the New York Times. For a list of previous winners, go here.

1 comment:

Maria said...

These titles might not be as odd as this year's winner but, as a librarian, I’ve checked cataloging on books with titles like Adventurers of Purse & Person: Virginia 1607-1624/5 and The Royal Descents of 600 Immigrants to the American Colonies or the United States: Who Were Themselves Notable or Left Descendants Notable in American History (!).