Victoria’s Russell Books sets world record for tower of Guinness books

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WatchEd Bain captures the moment Russell Books set a world record.

What started out as a fun, novel idea turned into some tense moments Thursday night at a Victoria book store.

Staff and family were on hand to set a record for the tallest tower of Guinness World Records books. A six-metre tower was required and it had to stand on its own for ten seconds.

And at 6:27 p.m., they reached their goal.

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Shortly after, Guinness World Records adjudicator Philip Robertson presented a certificate to Russell Books.

“I can’t tell you how much of an experience this has been for us. Not only to hold this world record but to be standing in our new location here today, with the community that made this happen,” co-owner Andrea Minter said.

Russell Books is owned by Chad DePol, Diana DePol, Andrea Minter and Ronald DePol. The store recently moved across the street to 747 Fort Street.

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