Dan Brown, author of the best-selling “The Da Vinci Code” and “The Lost Symbol” books, has just released his latest title, and Staffordshire libraries are busy stocking book shelves for the predicted rush by borrowers.
His new work, entitled “Inferno”, once again features the tweed-clad code cracker, Robert Langdon, and, according to the author, takes the reader ‘on a journey deep into the mysterious realm of Dante’s Inferno in Florence’.
The nation’s top booksellers confidently predict that Brown’s latest novel will be the biggest and fastest selling title of the year.
Over 87 requests have already been received for the book at Staffordshire libraries, and if it is anything like his other novels, many more will follow. Staffordshire libraries had 46 copies of the novel ready for the publication date, which are already busy satisfying those requests.
“The Lost Symbol”, Dan Brown’s follow up to “The Da Vinci Code” has racked up 240 loans in all formats over the last year.
Staffordshire County Councillor Mike Lawrence, Cabinet Member for Community, Culture and Localism, said: “We have seen a lot of records on books being broken over the last few years, including the racy and popular “Fifty Shades of Grey” for which we had to order extra copies to keep up with demand.
“This latest offering by Dan Brown could go the same way with people queuing up to get a copy. We always try and make sure we stock the books that people want to borrow, so we’ll be watching this title carefully.
“It still only costs 50p for adult customers to reserve a book that is not immediately available, or out on loan, delivered to your local library from anywhere in the county.
“Anyone who hasn’t visited their local library for a while will be amazed to find how up to date their current library stock is.
“At a time when many local authorities up and down the country are threatening to close libraries, we remain committed to investing in the county’s library services to provide the maximum benefit to our communities.”
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