The term ‘book’ relates to a series of pages put together for easy portability and reading. The most common form of books is a codex volume, which consists of rectangular paper pages bound on a side. Also, these volumes have a hardcover and spine, so that they are easy to open. Books can have other forms, including scrolls, leaves on a string, or strips bound together. As well as this, the books’ pages can be made of vellum, papyrus, wood, silk, palm leaves and other materials. Each book can be classified in different size and formats (e.g. print or electronic).
The term ‘book’ refers also to the content of the text. Considering this context, books can be classified depending on their subjects. A common division consists of separating fiction and nonfiction books. As well as this, there are other types of books which do not belong to this division, including albums and prayer books.
Books are usually stored in libraries, which can be both public and private entities. However, since the beginning of the 15th century, public libraries have started being predominant.
Finally, with the technological development, books are stored in digital libraries and have an electronic format. Digital libraries are currently becoming very important in modern society as people can access the books whenever they need, from wherever they are.
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