How would you like an atlas for your bookshelf? This one is 1.8 metres tall and weighs 150 kilogrammes. Or a biography of a rock band that costs $4,299? What do you mean, probably not?
When veteran glam rockers KISS turned up in the UK recently, they were their usual self-effacing selfs. Or should that be selves?
As well as music, they have gone into print, with a 1,000 print run limited edition book 3 feet by 5 feet and costing a cool $4,299.
If your pockets aren't that deep, or if you are not a dedicated fan, check out their website. They're starting a new tour, just don't ask their combined age, but they are rumoured to be a little more youthful than the Rolling Stones. Though only a little.
Not to be outdone, the British Library shows the UK can do it in style too. An Australia company has just produced the world's largest atlas. TheEarth Platinum atlas measures a staggering 1.8m x 2.7m and weighs in at 200kg. A limited edition of only 31 copies has been printed, and naturally the world's most prestigious research library has acquired a copy. Don't ask the price! The book has been certified by those nice people at Guinness.