Encyclopedia Britannica has been around for 244 years…has more than 7 million printed sets.
Only 12,000 sets of the final edition were printed. The company says there are about 4,000 sets left in the inventory.
The digital world has pressed the company to reevaluate that publishing on paper no longer makes sense. You can now get EB online and is much larger than the print edition…is updated every 20 minutes!
To celebrate the news, EB is making the entire contents of Britannica.com available free for one week starting today!
So long old friend…