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book : a set of written sheets of skin or paper or tablets of wood or ivory (book, 2015) [1]blank.gifWebster | Free | OneLook | Visuwords
Book is a set of written, printed, illustrated, or blank sheets, made of ink, paper, parchment, or other materials, fastened together to hinge at one side. A single sheet within a book is a leaf, and each side of a leaf is a page. A set of text-filled or illustrated pages produced in electronic format is known as an electronic book, or e-book.

Books may also refer to works of literature, or a main division of such a work. In library and information science, a book is called a monograph, to distinguish it from serial periodicals such as magazines, journals or newspapers. The body of all written works including books is literature. In novels and sometimes other types of books (for example, biographies). (Book, 2015) [2]blank.gif Wikipedia

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History of Book Publishing


Centre for the History of the Book (The University of Edinburgh)
The Institute for the Future of the Book

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Resources


From the Typewriter to the Bookstore: A Publishing Story


These are links to resources organized by a classification scheme developed exclusively for Cosma. more...

Type

Subject Specific Links
dictionary

OneLook Merriam-Webster Free Wiktionary Visuwords
thesaurus

Merriam-Webster
glossary

AbeBooks, Book Glossary
Two main sections. The first deals with Book Sizes, Book Condition and Common Abbreviations.
The second is a General Glossary which lists all other relevant book terms.

encyclopedia

Wikipedia New World Encyclopedia
directory

Specific Dewey 002 The book (BUBL LINK)
Free Books (Internet Public Library) dmoz Commercial Best of the Web
search

"book" DuckDuckGo WolframAlpha
product

shop Amazon eBay gift Zazzle
history

History of the book, U. of Kansas
Bibliography and History of the Book
History of the Book, Wikipedia
timeline

Book Timetable
archive

Internet Archive
library

Library of Congress
lcsh

WorldCat (OAIster) Library of Congress UPenn Online Books Open Library Hathi Trust
dewey

002 The Book Dewey Browse
book

ISBNdb Google Books eBooks.com Barnes and Noble Amazon eBay Books
course

Open Education Consortium
community

Library Thing, Book Lovers Community
blog

WordPress
news

NPR Archives Google News
article

Google Scholar
government

USA.gov

Reviews


New York Times Books Page
New York Times Best Seller List
Bookwire, Reviews & Sources
Gale's Book Review Index, Online

Children


Marcel the Bookworm


Bookworm Game (PopCap Games)

Kidsreads, Information about children's books, series and authors

Pop-up Books, on-line exhibit of pop-up and movable books 19th - 20th centuries (University of North Texas)

Sources


BUBL LINK, 070.5 Booksellers and bookshops
ISBN, Search & Compare Price
eBooks.com, Source for iPhones/Pads, PCs, Macs, Sony , mobile phones etc.
eBook Jungle, Directory of eBooks
Amazon.com
Barnes and Nobel
alibris, Book Marketplace
Advanced Book Exchange (ABE Books)
Bookfinder
Biblio
Used Book Search
eBay Books, Search

Sources, Free


BUBL LINK, 070.5 Electronic books directory
Internet Public Library, Online texts directory
RefDesk, Electronic texts on the internet directory
Google Books
Hathi Trust
UPenn Online Books Page
Open Library
Internet Archive Text Archive
The Open Book Project
Bartleby
Project Gutenberg
Bibliomania
Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts
Oxford Text Archive
Online Book Initiative's (OBI)

Sources, Old


Guide to Collecting Rare Books : How to Identify First Editions of Books


BUBL LINK, 090 Manuscripts, rare books, other rare printed materials
Bibliopoly, multilingual database of rare and antiquarian books
Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America
RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage
Leaves of Gold: Create your own virtual illuminated manuscripts (Philadelphia Museum of Art)

Secrets


Secrets Behind The Book Publishing World


Fun


How To Read a Book


Introducing the book


3D


Chrome Experiment - WebGL Bookcase


This application from Google Data Arts Team shows the power of how virtual reality applications could give us back just a bit of what we loose by having fewer and fewer real life bookshelves to browse. Obviously it is better to go to a real bookshop, but if you can't, this is an interesting demonstration of what the future holds for the connection of emerging 3D interfaces to back-end web-based bookshops. There are bound to be more of these to come in the very near future.

WebGL Bookcase (Chrome Experiments)

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      1. ^ book. (2015). In Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary (11th ed.). Retrieved January 15, 2015, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/book
      2. ^ Book. (2015). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved January 15, 2015, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book