The books laid out in Tvedestrand's sports hall. Photo: Screen Grab
During the record attempt in Tvedestrand, 6,500 books were toppled, breaking the previous record of 5,370, set by the British snack company United Biscuits.
The record attempt has not yet been approved by Guinness book of world records, although organiser Jan Kløvstad thinks that it will be shortly.
”Yes, it was incredibly fun. It will take three or four weeks before the final approval comes from Guinness, but it will go well,” Kløvstad told local newspaper Agderposten. “The whole thing is confirmed by the police and the mayor of Tvedestrand.”
Tvedestrand is one of 17 towns across the world who have joined the International Organisation of Book Towns book, which groups together towns with an especially high concentration of antique bookshops.