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    Fast Facts: Nov. 30

    The world’s oldest bookstore is the Moravian book shop in Bethlehem, Penn. It was founded in 1745.

    “”Once upon a time”” was first used in a story in 1595.

    Thirty-four percent of books sold in the United States are romance novels. Nineteen percent are mysteries or thrillers, and 6 percent are science fiction or fantasy.

    The first title produced in the CliffsNotes series was “”Hamlet”” in 1958.

    The fastest-selling book of all time was “”Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.””

    The Harry Potter series is ranked first among the most frequently banned books in America.

    “”The Great Gatsby”” was originally titled “”Trimalchio in West Egg.””

    “”Gone with the Wind”” was originally titled “”Pansy.”” 

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