Wednesday, January 04, 2012
This News Has Gotta Make Dawkins’ and Harris’ Heads Spin
In today’s day and age many individuals would not believe, let alone think, that individuals would stand in line, overnight, to purchase a book unless it was something penned by J.K. Rowling. Well, in Norway, individuals stood in line overnight to purchase a Bible.
The first Norwegian translation of the Bible for 30 years topped the country’s book charts almost every week between its publication in October and the end of the year, selling almost 80,000 copies so far and hugely exceeding expectations. Its launch in the autumn saw Harry Potter-style overnight queues, with bookshops selling out on the first day as Norwegians rushed to get their hands on the new edition.
That news has gotta make Dawkins’ and Harris’ heads spin.
Linked via Marginal Revolution.