Book Dominoes in the Norrington Room

We’ve all seen amazing footage of millions of dominoes toppling, right? After seeing this video I posted a link on our Twitter feed saying how much I liked it, but could followers refrain from doing it in our shop.

Several got in touch to say that the shop (especially the Norrington Room) would be a fantastic venue to do this. And so, we are going to give it a go. As I have mentioned it to staff today there has been a palpable sense of excitement and anticipation. Everyone wants to do it. Looks like a monster has been created!

The plan is to have an experimental run after shop hours to work out how long it takes to set up, how we can best film it, how ambitious we are able to be etc. If you are reading this and you want to be part of the trial group then contact me euan.hirst@blackwell.co.uk or contact us on Twitter @blackwelloxford #bookdominoes Do let your friends know…

Depending on how the trial goes we have various options – I would like to get in touch with Guinness World Records to see if there is a record for book dominoes (traditional dominoes is over 4 million!) and I would also like to find the best ways of raising money for the National Literacy Trust. I would prefer to run the main event at the start of next autumn term and invite plenty of people to come and watch.

Euan

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