Amazon.com now has available the Library of America Complete Collection. This 183 volume collection comes with a price tag of $3,869.97. A set that made news a few months ago was the The Penguin Classics Library Complete Collection. This 1,000 volume set had a price tag of $7,989.50. Worried about shipping? Don't be. Each collection comes with free shipping!
In the editorial reviews and sales description for the Penguin set the amazing parameters of the Penguin collection were presented. From Edwin A. Abbott to Emile Zola, the 1,082 titles in the Penguin Classics Complete Library total nearly half a million pages--laid end to end they would hit the 52-mile mark. Approximately 700 pounds in weight, the titles would tower 828 feet if you stacked them lengthwise atop each other--almost as tall as the Empire State Building.
The Library of America Collection does not have such a daring description as to compare the collection to the height of buildings. If you stacked the Library of America Collection in the same goofy way (stacked them lengthwise atop each other), as compared to the regular way you stack books, the stack would be as tall as this Babylonian Snake God.