Book

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A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight. — Robertson Davies

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Introduction1

Dictionary

book : a set of written sheets of skin or paper or tablets of wood or ivory — Webster See also OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary

Thesaurus

Roget’s II (Thesaurus.com), Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords

Encyclopedia

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). — Wikipedia

Encyclopædia Britannica

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Preservation

History

Centre for the History of the Book (The University of Edinburgh)
Bibliography and History of the Book (Jack Lynch, Rutgers)
History of the Book (Wikipedia)

Quotation

Quotations Page

Museum

9 Best Museums In The World For Book Lovers, Because There’s Nothing Like An Original Manuscript (JR Thorpe, Bustle)

Library

WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library

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Participation

The best way to become acquainted with a subject is to write a book about it. — Benjamin Disraeli

Education

Course

OER Commons: Open Educational Resources

Community

Library Thing, Book Lovers Community

Event

Meetup.com

Forum

Reddit, Books
Reddit, More Books…

News

New York Times Books Page
New York Times Best Seller List
Bookwire, Reviews & Sources
Gale’s Book Review Index, Online
NPR Archives>

Book

ISBNdb

Government

Document

USA.gov

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Expression

Fun

Arts

A brief history of book illustration (Chris Russell, Literary Hub)

Poem

OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

Music

Song Lyrics

Future

The Institute for the Future of the Book

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Related

Here are links to pages about closely related subjects.

Knowledge Form

Participation

Education Course
Community Occupation, Organization, Event, Forum, Blog, News, Article, Book
Government Document

See also Library

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Notes

1.   The resources on this page are are organized by a classification scheme developed exclusively for Cosma.