Book is a set of written, printed, illustrated, or blank sheets, made of ink, paper, parchment, or other
materials, usually fastened together to hinge at one side. A single sheet within a book is called a leaf,
and each side of a leaf is called a page. A book produced in electronic format is known as an electronic
book (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), a book may be divided into several large sections, also called books (Book 1, Book 2, Book 3,
and so on). A lover of books is usually referred to as a bibliophile or, more informally, a bookworm — an avid
reader of books.
A shop where books are bought and sold is a bookshop or bookstore. Books can also be borrowed from libraries.
Google has estimated that as of 2010, approximately 130,000,000 unique titles had been published.
Book, Published work of literature or scholarship; the term has been defined by UNESCO for statistical purposes
as a “non-periodical printed publication of at least 49 pages excluding covers,” but no strict definition
satisfactorily covers the variety of publications so identified.
The papyrus roll of ancient Egypt is more nearly the direct ancestor of the modern book than is the clay tablet of
the ancient Sumerians, Babylonians, Assyrians, and Hittites; examples of both date from about 3000 bc.
There is no friend as loyal as a book. -- Ernest Hemingway

A room without books is like a body without a soul. ― Marcus Tullius Cicero
The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably
stupid. ― Jane Austen
Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.― Mark Twain
I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library. ― Jorge Luis Borges
I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room
and read a book. ― Groucho Marx
Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them. ― Lemony Snicket
Classic' - a book which people praise and don't read. ― Mark Twain
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
― Oscar Wilde
Books are the ultimate Dumpees: put them down and they’ll wait for you forever; pay
attention to them and they always love you back. ― John Green
There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.
― Joseph Brodsky
So, please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you
can install, a lovely bookcase on the wall. ― Roald Dahl
Think before you speak. Read before you think. ― Fran Lebowitz
Never judge a book by its movie. ― J.W. Eagan
If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. ― Marcus Tullius
Autobiography is probably the most respectable form of lying. ― Humphrey Carpenter
Books are the mirrors of the soul. ― Virginia Woolf
Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry. ― Cassandra Clare
Books are like mirrors: if a fool looks in, you cannot expect a genius to look out. ― J.K. Rowling
We are of opinion that instead of letting books grow moldy behind an iron grating, far from the
vulgar gaze, it is better to let them wear out by being read. ― Jules Verne
A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us. ― Franz Kafka
Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no
concept of humanity. ― Hermann Hesse
A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say. ― Italo Calvino
Why can't people just sit and read books and be nice to each other? ― David Baldacci
Never lend books, for no one ever returns them; the only books I have in my library
are books that other folks have lent me. ― Anatole France
Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book.
― Anon
A house without books is like a room without windows. ― Horace Mann
Books are the compass and telescopes and sextants and charts which other men have
prepared to help us navigate the dangerous seas of human life. ― Jesse Lee Bennett
Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in
more light. ― Vera Nazarian
Reading well is one of the great pleasures that solitude can afford you. ― Harold Bloom
If you go home with somebody, and they don't have books, don't fuck 'em!
― John Waters