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A book is a series of pages assembled for easy portability and reading. The book’s most famous modern form is that of a codex volume consisting of rectangular paper pages jumped on one side, using a heftier cover and backbone so that it can buff open for reading.

The contents of novels are also known as novels, as are different compositions of that span. For instance, Aristotle’s Profession, the constituent sections of the Bible, as well as the Egyptian Book of the Dead are known as novels independently of the physical form. Conversely, some extended literary compositions are broken up into stories of varying dimensions, which typically don’t correspond to physically bound units. This tradition derives from first scroll formats, where long works needed several scrolls. Where very long books in codex format still need to be physically broken, the term volume is now generally used. Books may be distributed in electronic form as e-books and other formats. A UNESCO conference in 1964 attempted to specify text for library functions as”a non-periodical printed publication of forty-nine pages, exclusive of cover pages.” A single sheet within a codex book is a leaf, and each side of a blade is a page. Composing or graphics could be printed or drawn to a publication’s pages.

In library and information science, a monograph is a publication of more volumes which is not a serial such as a magazine, journal, or newspaper. An avid reader or collector of books or a book lover is a bibliophile or colloquially,”bookworm.” A shop where books are bought and sold is a bookshop or bookstore. Novels can also be sold everywhere. Books may also be borrowed from libraries. Google has estimated that as of 2010, approximately 130,000,000 distinct titles were published. In some wealthier nations, the selling of printed books has decreased because of the use of e-books, though sales of e-books declined from the first half of 2015.

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