Explore the history, production and people behind the Guinness World Records book, the mega-seller that has been an annual phenomenon since its very first publication in 1955. 

Since then, the action-packed almanac has sold more than 143 million copies in over 100 countries, and has been translated into more than 22 languages. 

Read on to find out what you can expect from this year's edition, or where to buy your copy of the book. 

Discover a snapshot of this year, jam-packed with facts, fun and amazing records.

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First Guinness World Records book

Enter the GWR Archive

Step into our virtual Guinness World Records archive: travel through decades of history and editorial excellence, all in one click.

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Video Playlist

A great selection of clips from our most inspiring record holders

Amazing car stunts
Amazing car stunts
Meet the world's tallest steer
Meet the world's tallest steer
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BTS have how many records!?

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Wherever you are in the world, find where to purchase the latest edition of the Guinness World Records book.