Tar Heel Reader

Over one million books read!

The movie below shows the distribution of Tar Heel Readers across the world from the start back in May 2008 until we passed 1,000,000 books read at about noon on March 3rd, 2010.

The pitch you hear reflects the rate that books were read day by day. Listen for the pitch to go down during the summer and at Christmas. The regular structure in the notes is caused by the drop in reading on the weekend. The pitch is too low to be heard near the beginning of the movie.

Congratulations to all you Tar Heel Readers who read all these books!

Click to view the movie!


Books have been read in 133 countries and all 50 US states. We have books in 12 languages. Over 25,000 books are currently being read each week. Over 100 new books are added each week. The geolocation data provided by Info Sniper Geolocation Service.

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