This is a bad example, he was a bibliophile, it’s impossible for any person to read 50,000 books.
Alan Marazzi
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Hello, I did not write that Eco read 50,000 books. I said his library totalled over 50,000.

It is possible to read ~20k books in a lifetime, though (Bertrand Russell, Alan Kay, Eco and many others have done it). All it takes is some basic math skills to recognize that.

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