Encyclopaedia Britannica


Encyclopaedia Britannica goes the way of the door-to-door encyclopedia salesman after 244 years in print

Collectors, bookworms, and analog antique aficionados, act now: the 2010 edition of the legendary Encyclopaedia Britannica – weighing in at 129 pounds, and comprising 32 volumes – is officially the last of its kind. The New York Times reports Chicago-based Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc. will no longer manufacture a print edition of the iconic reference omnibus. Instead, the company plans to focus on its online and educational materials.