After 244 Years, Encyclopaedia Britannica stops the presses

March 14, 2012

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After 244 years, the Encyclopaedia Britannica is going out of print, New York Times Media Decoder reports.

The last print version is the 32-volume 2010 edition, which weighs 129 pounds, priced at $1,395.

It is survived by a $70/year online edition (free trial here).