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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


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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From the Typewriter to the Bookstore: A Publishing Story

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


Subject Specific Links

OneLook Merriam-Webster Free Wiktionary Visuwords


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.


Wikipedia New World Encyclopedia

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

"book" DuckDuckGo WolframAlpha

shop Amazon eBay gift Zazzle

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

Book Timetable

Internet Archive

Library of Congress

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

002 The Book Dewey Browse

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

Open Education Consortium

Library Thing, Book Lovers Community


NPR Archives Google News

Google Scholar



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


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)


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
Barnes and Nobel
alibris, Book Marketplace
Advanced Book Exchange (ABE Books)
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
Project Gutenberg
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 Behind The Book Publishing World


How To Read a Book

Introducing the book


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)


Books - Google News
  • 10 kid-tested, kid-approved books for summer – and how you can help today - Omaha World-Herald Yesterday
    Omaha World-Herald10 kid-tested, kid-approved books for summer – and how you can help todayOmaha World-HeraldEvery dollar donated will be directed to the United Way's Book Trust program, which provides a monthly budget of $7 to kids from low-income homes to choose one to three books from the Scholastic Reading Club. At the end of the school year, they have at ...
  • Rotary program provides books to area students - Martinsburg Journal Yesterday
    Martinsburg JournalRotary program provides books to area studentsMartinsburg JournalJournal photo by Ron Agnir Charles Lowery of the Martinsburg Sunrise Rotary club, hands a book bag to William Hyman, a second grader at Marlowe Elementary School on Tuesday. Pictured in the background is David Decker. Each bag contained 10 books ...
  • John Slattery read 11 books to prepare for his new role - Page Six Yesterday
    Page SixJohn Slattery read 11 books to prepare for his new rolePage SixTo honor 1944's D-Day, Cohen Media's Charles Cohen is releasing “Churchill” in 200 theaters. John Slattery, with as many awards as he has silver hairs, plays Gen. Dwight “Ike” Eisenhower: “I read every book, 11 books, on Ike. I picked out everything I ...
  • BookExpo 2017: A Children's Books Guide - Publishers Weekly Yesterday
    Publishers WeeklyBookExpo 2017: A Children's Books GuidePublishers WeeklyThe annual luncheon will feature remarks by James Patterson, as well as the presentation of the 2017 Indies Choice Book Awards and the E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards. Indie Next List authors and award nominees will be introduced, and the annual PW ...
  • Biography on Rolling Stone Founder Jann Wenner Gets Release Date - Variety Yesterday
    VarietyBiography on Rolling Stone Founder Jann Wenner Gets Release DateVariety... having been viewed before, and charts Rolling Stone's journey from San Francisco upstart to internationally recognized brand. The book also addresses Rolling Stone's retracted story about the rape accusation made against a University of Virgina ...
  • The best investing books: 3 you may have heard of and 3 you probably haven't - MarketWatch Yesterday
    MarketWatchThe best investing books: 3 you may have heard of and 3 you probably haven'tMarketWatchWarren Buffett once said, “This is that rarity, a useful book.” Don't just take the Oracle's word for it. Howard Marks, chairman of co-founder of Oaktree Capital Management, has long earned the respect of Wall Street as one of the best value investors ...
  • Tulsa County children challenged to read 2 million books for the library and A Gathering Place - Tulsa World Yesterday
    Tulsa WorldTulsa County children challenged to read 2 million books for the library and A Gathering PlaceTulsa WorldJulie Capps, 3, reads a book after a news conference announcing a partnership between A Gathering Place for Tulsa and the Tulsa City-County Library, at the kickoff for the library's summer reading program in the A.R. and MaryLouise Tandy Foundation ...and more »
  • The way President Trump signs guest books is different - CNN Yesterday
    The way President Trump signs guest books is differentCNNWashington (CNN) In Jerusalem earlier Tuesday, President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, as well as (perpetual shadows) Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, were on hand at a wreath-laying ceremony at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial ...and more »
  • 5 Books Bill Gates Wants You to Read This Summer (and 1 Big Lesson He Wants You to Learn From Them) - Inc.com Yesterday
    Inc.com5 Books Bill Gates Wants You to Read This Summer (and 1 Big Lesson He Wants You to Learn From Them)Inc.comEvery spring, bloggers, booksellers, aspiring multi-billionaires, and just about everyone else waits eagerly to see which books Bill Gates will recommend as summer reading. Well, the list just came out. Looking at Gates's choices, it's clear he's ...5 Books Bill Gates Says Will Make You a Better PersonObserverHere are the books the world's richest man thinks you should read this su...
  • The 5 books Bill Gates urges everyone to read this summer - CNBC Monday
    CNBCThe 5 books Bill Gates urges everyone to read this summerCNBCIn this best-selling book, Noah, best known as the comedic host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," recalls his difficult coming of age as a biracial child in apartheid South Africa. While the story is tragic, Gates says, Noah's "moving stories will ...Bill Gates On His Top 5 Books For Summer Reading - ForbesForbesBill Gates Discusses His Love for Books and Reading | Time.comTIMEEscape with Bill Gates and the five books he rec...

eBooks - Google News


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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