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Books are a means of keeping lots of papers (pages) together.

Using

You can read or write on any of the pages, tear or rip them out.

Syntax

    read <book>                                                                
    open <book> [to [page] <number>]                                           
    close <book>                                                               
    turn [a] page of <book>                                                    
    turn <number> pages of <book>                                              
    turn to page <number> of <book>                                            
    turn <book> to [page] <number>                                             
    tear page from <book>                                                      
    tear <number> [of] pages from <book>                                       
    tear [all] pages from <book>                                               
    rip page from <book>                                                       
    rip <number> [of] pages from <book>                                        
    rip [all] pages from <book>                                                
    count pages in <book>            

List of blank books

If a book has any pages torn out, copies can't be made of it at the print shop.

Item Source Pages  Weight (lb) Only exact measurements with the post office or academy of artificers balance please!   Weight/pages 4 decimal places in lb is enough to be accurate to roughly .1 gram, since a gram is the smallest unit Discworld uses at the Academy of Artificers' balance   Width (in) Only exact measurements from measuring tape item please! Beware, when you use it will say the height before the width   Height (in) Only exact measurements from measuring tape item please! Beware, when you use it will say the height before the width  Print shop per copy(20) A$  Print shop A$/pages Price per page when buying 20+ copies which is discounted, so it's (price/20)/pages  Notes
 cheap flimsy chapbook This is a neatly bound booklet of cheap, thin paper, with a cover of slightly thicker cardboard.  purchasable 32 &&&&&&+250 125 g 0.0087 8 12 &&&&&&&&&&&&+800 A$2.00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&+24 A$0.06
 black book Covered in black leather, this little book could be used to record the names and c-mail addresses of all your love interests.  purchasable 25 &&&&&&+350 175 g 0.0156 3 4 &&&&&&&&&&&+2240 A$5.60 &&&&&&&&&&&&&+88 A$0.22 In the Stationery Warehouse: Suddenly a deep voice says out of nowhere: "NO BLACK BOOKS, BAH, STATIONERY SHOPS THESE DAYS!"
 ricepaper book This is a neatly bound booklet of cheap, thin paper, with a cover of slightly thicker cardboard.  purchasable 31 &&&&&&+350 175 g 0.0126 5 8 &&&&&&&&&&&+6360 A$15.90 &&&&&&&&&&&&+204 A$0.51
 brown book This is a rather plain book.  purchasable, also available from A simple makeshift stall (not listed on Kefka's site) in Sto Plains 25 &&&&&+1050 1 1.5/9 lb 0.0466˙ 3 3 &&&&&&&&&&&+4480 A$11.20 &&&&&&&&&&&&+180 A$0.45
 red book This book is covered in flimsy-looking red cardboard.  purchasable, also available from murky little shop in Ephebe and A simple makeshift stall in Sto Plains (not listed on Kefka's site) 25 &&&&&&+250 125 g 0.0111˙ 3 6 &&&&&&&&&&&+2016 A$5.04 &&&&&&&&&&&&+100 A$0.25
 yellow book The cover of this book is made from a flimsy-looking yellow cardboard and is decorated with a crude daisy pattern.  purchasable, also available from murky little shop in Ephebe (not listed on Kefka's site) 20 &&&&&&+250 125 g 0.0138˙ 3 6 &&&&&&&&&&&+2240 A$5.60 &&&&&&&&&&&&+112 A$0.28
 golden book This is a beautifully crafted gold-bound tome.  purchasable 25 &&&&&+1050 1 1.5/9 lb 0.0466˙ 3 3 &&&&&&&&&&&+6080 A$15.20 &&&&&&&&&&&&+244 A$0.61
 leather-bound book This is a beautifully crafted leather-bound tome.  purchasable 25 &&&&&+1050 1 1.5/9 lb 0.0466˙ 3 3 &&&&&&&&&&&+6080 A$15.20 &&&&&&&&&&&&+244 A$0.61
 blue leather-bound book Covered in sky blue leather and bound with strong threads, this book is built to survive the roughest treatment.  purchasable, also available from murky little shop in Ephebe (not listed on Kefka's site) 30 &&&&&&+750 375 g 0.0277˙ 7 10 &&&&&&&&&&&+8160 A$20.40 &&&&&&&&&&&&+272 A$0.68
 imposing black leather-bound book This heavy book is bound in cardboard as solid as wood and overlaid with resilient black leather, with a brass buckle to keep it from spilling its contents. The binding leaves the impression that it wouldn't give in to axes, let alone rain, mice or fire. The Academy of Artificers' staff-and-crossed-hammers seal on the front cover bears witness to its craftsmanship.  purchasable 20 &&&&&+3150 3.5 lb 0.175 12 12 <adjective> <colour> leather-bound book is similar (stationery is spelt wrong in the notes for the full shop list on Kefka's site)
 <adjective> <colour> leather-bound book This is a large, squarish book bound in <adjective> <colour> leather. The spine has been tooled with a small runic invocation against rain, fire, and mice.  purchasable 20 &&&&&+7650 2 6.5 lb 0.1361˙ 12 12 &&&&&&&&&&+11744 A$29.36 &&&&&&&&&&&&+588 A$1.47 imposing black leather-bound book is similar. Adjectives and colours include: metallic bronze, ???
 <colour> book This is a rather plain book with a simple <colour> cover.  purchasable, also available from legibles alcove in the BP Wizards' Guild: Bes Pelargic L-space Bubble#Legibles_shop (shop is not on Kefka's site) 25 &&&&&+2250 2.5 lb 0.1 8 12 &&&&&&&&&&&+4480 A$11.20 &&&&&&&&&&&&+180 A$0.45 Available colours: leaf green, dark lavender, Genuan blue, oxblood, ???
 ledger This is a ledger, used for keeping track of business operations.  purchasable 10 &&&&&+1050 1 1.5/9 lb &&&&&&+105 52.5 g 8 10
 guest book This is a large, leather-bound book designed for happy couples to record the names of their guests in. It has a bouquet of roses shown on the front.  purchasable 10 &&&&&+1050 1 1.5/9 lb &&&&&&+105 52.5 g 3 3 Cover is written on in Morporkian: Wedding Guests & Happy Memories
 cheerful sparkly pink notepad The thin pink cardboard covering this little spiral-bound notebook has been thickly dusted with pretty sparkly glitter.  purchasable 20 &&&&&&+250 125 g 0.0138˙ 4 6
 green notepad This is a small green notepad and has a sketch of a mosquito on its cover.  purchasable or npc, also not listed on Kefka's site but available from: mosquito watchers in Bes Pelargic or Fat Sandra at Fat Sally's on the Isle of Gods 5 &&&&&&+150 75 g 0.0333˙ 4 6
 notepad This is a small notepad.  purchasable or npc, also available from but not listed on Kefka's site: Petra Protest in Ankh-Morpork or lost-looking cartographer in Ramtops terrains 10 &&&&&&+550 275 g 0.0611˙ 2 2 &&&&&&&&&&&+1136 A$2.84 &&&&&&&&&&&&+112 A$0.28
 cheap papyrus notebook This is a neatly bound booklet of cheap, flimsy sheets of low-grade papyrus. The cover is a marginally thicker piece of papyrus decorated with a crudely inked illustration of a pyramid.  purchasable 16 &&&&&&+550 275 g 0.0382 8 12 &&&&&&&&&&&&+880 A$2.20 &&&&&&&&&&&&&+56 A$0.14
 bundle of papyrus sheets This is a pile of roughly squared papyrus sheets, neatly sewn together down one edge to form a book.  purchasable 16 &&&&&&+650 325 g 0.0451 8 12 &&&&&&&&&&&+4720 A$11.80 &&&&&&&&&&&&+296 A$0.74
 scale-embossed book Square and solid, of a size to fit nicely in the hand, this book has been bound entirely in shimmering leather, embossed with a pattern of fish scales. The front cover has been embossed with a creel and fishing pole. A silver clasp in the shape of a fishing hook adorns the side.  purchasable 32 &&&&&+1650 1 7.5/9 lb 0.0573 4 6 &&&&&&&&&&+11680 A$29.20 &&&&&&&&&&&&+364 A$0.91
 silver-blue silk book Square and solid, of a size to fit nicely in the hand, this book has been bound in a pale silvery blue silk that shimmers like sunlight on water. A thin band of silver inset with clear cabochon crystals in the shape of rain droplets borders the edge of the cover. A beautifully worked catch, shaped like a woman's delicate hand, holds the book shut when closed.  purchasable 32 &&&&&+1650 1 7.5/9 lb 0.0573 4 6 &&&&&&&&&&+11680 A$29.20 &&&&&&&&&&&&+364 A$0.91
 linen-bound book Square and solid, of a size to fit nicely in the hand, this book has been bound entirely in stiffened Llamedese linen, gleaming with the unsullied purity of fresh creamy-white cloth. A decorative border of silver-grey knotwork has been embroidered along the edges of the covers, and more adorns the spine, leaving only a narrow panel for a title.  purchasable 32 &&&&&+1750 1 8.5/9 lb 0.0608 4 6 &&&&&&&&&&+11680 A$29.20 &&&&&&&&&&&&+364 A$0.91
 sturdy pocketbook Simple and practical, this solid little pocketbook has a thick, waterproof leather binding and a press-stud to hold it closed. The front is embossed with an elegant maze design.  purchasable 32 &&&&&+1950 2 1.5/9 lb 0.0677 4 6 &&&&&&&&&&+11680 A$29.20 &&&&&&&&&&&&+364 A$0.91
 speckled fluffy book Square and solid, of a size to fit nicely in the hand, this book has been bound in something that looks... for all the world like felted pocket lint. The speckled, multicoloured cover is bordered with a thicker row of fluff around the edges, lending it an extra-cushiony look. An attached cord of braided yarn with small fluffy tassels at the end can be tied to hold the book closed when not in use.  purchasable 32 &&&&&+1850 2 0.5/9 lb 0.0642 4 6 &&&&&&&&&&+11680 A$29.20 &&&&&&&&&&&&+364 A$0.91
 slim leather-bound book Square and solid, of a size to fit nicely in the hand, this book has been bound in pale leather, thin and supple. The front cover has been lightly tooled with a man's face, his eyes inset with two garnets and an unfathomable smile on his lips; a similar, smaller face adorns the spine.  purchasable 32 &&&&&+1950 2 1.5/9 lb 0.0677 4 6 &&&&&&&&&&+11680 A$29.20 &&&&&&&&&&&&+364 A$0.91
 rumpled leather-bound book Square and solid, of a size to fit nicely in the hand, this book has been bound entirely in leather that somehow looks slightly rumpled and travel worn. Etched upon the front cover is an image of a surprised looking matron in a dressing gown, with her hair put up in curlers. Battered leather straps, that might almost be found upon an old-fashioned valise, hold the book secure when closed.  purchasable 32 &&&&&+1450 1 5.5/9 lb 0.0504 4 6 &&&&&&&&&&+11680 A$29.20 &&&&&&&&&&&&+364 A$0.91
 sketch pad The cover of this book has been printed with a design featuring a wheel of different coloured
  pencils.  || purchasable || 10 || &&&&&&+190 95 g || 0.0209 || 12 || 9 || || ||

See also