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How Many Books Will be Published in Iceland this Year?

The annual Christmas book catalogue, which is sent to every home in Iceland in early November, lists approximately 800 books published in Iceland this year, the same number as last year, Viðskiptablaðið reports.

bookshelf_psPhoto: Páll Stefánsson/Iceland Review.

Last year a total of 842 books were published in Iceland, a new record.

Gísli á Uppsölum by Ingibjörg Reynisdóttir was the bestseller in Iceland last year. The book tells the story of a lone West Fjords farmer who passed away more than 20 years ago.

The bestselling book in Iceland in October was Lág kolvetna ljúfmeti: 100 léttir réttir, a low carb cook book by Swedish nutritionist Ulrika Davidsson.


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