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Encyclopaedia Britannica Ends 244-Year-Old Print Edition

Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc., publisher of alphabetized reference works for almost 244 years, will discontinue its print version and go solely online.

The current edition, which costs $1,395 for all 32 volumes, will be the last, the company said today in a statement. No more copies will be made after the 2010 version now in print is sold out, the company said.