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“Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.” – Chanakya

“You cannot open a book without learning something.” – Confucius



A book is series of pages written or printed and then glued or sewn together.

The book’s most common form is that of rectangular or square pages in standard sizes.

A single sheet in a book is called a leaf, and each side of the leaf is called a page.

There are many other forms such as scrolls, leaves or strips tied together.

Also, there have been many types of pages such as parchment, bamboo slips, palm leaves, wood etc.

A UNESCO conference in 1964 defined a book for library purposes as “a non-periodical printed publication of at least forty-nine pages, exclusive of cover pages”.

Types of Books

There are of mainly two types fiction and non-fiction


Non-fiction books contain facts and information. Some types of non-fictional books are textbooks, Journals, guides etc.


Fiction means created, these are literature created from the imagination of its author. Some types of fictional books are novels, drama etc.

Genres of Books

We can further divide two types into subcategories called Genres.

Various types of genres are

Action, Adventure, Art, Autobiographies, Biographies, Children, Comics, Cooking, Diaries, Dictionaries, Drama, Encyclopedias, Fantasy, Guide, Health, History, Horror, Journals, Math, Mystery, Poetry, Prayer, Religion, Spirituality & New Age, Romance, Satire, Science, Science fiction, Self help,  Travel



Book List

List of Autobiographies

List of Indian Authors

20 best biographies and autobiographies of all time – By The Telegraph UK

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