• A 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
2 )Middle Ages:i. Manuscripts:-
ii.Wood block printing
iii.Movable type and incunabula:-
1. Academic and Professional
2. Arts, Photography and Design
3. Award Winning
4. Biographies & Autobiographies
5. Business, Investing and Management
6. Comics & Graphic Novels
7. Crafts & Hobbies
8. History and Politics
9. Fiction &non-fiction
Aside from the primary purpose of reading them,
books are also used for other ends:
A book can be an artistic artifact, a piece of art; this
is sometimes known as an artists' book.
A book may be evaluated by a reader or professional
writer to create a book review.
A book may be read by a group of people
to use as a spark for social or academic
discussion, as in a book club.
A book may be studied by students as the
subject of a writing and analysis exercise
in the form of a book report.
Books are sometimes used for their exterior
appearance to decorate a room, such as
The importance of reading books is gaining new
insight or perspectives on issues that matter to
the reader that helps them to have a new
understanding of the world around them.
Readers can apply the insight in everyday life or
as a way of building upon the knowledge that
already encompasses their mind and enrich their
The importance of books are also found in how
new discoveries pertaining to history are
uncovered and/or revealed where the relevance
of this the new information needs to be applied
or amended in what already exists about a
particular issue, topic or event. Thus, "new"
books on existing issues are important because
sometimes facts "change."