1 for reading
latest, new, recent
forthcoming, upcoming (esp. AmE)
hardback, hardcover (esp. AmE), leather-bound, paperback

one of the earliest printed books

second-hand (esp. BrE), used (AmE)
excellent, fascinating, fine, good, great, interesting, readable, remarkable, terrific, useful, wonderful

There's nothing like curling up with a mug of tea and a good book.

famous, important, influential

a controversial book about the royal family


a survey to find the nation's favourite/favorite children's book

children's, colouring/coloring, comic, picture, reading, story (usually storybook)
cook (usually cookbook), cookery (BrE)
guide (usually guidebook), travel
phrase, reference
coffee-table, illustrated
how-to, self-help, tell-all
school, set (BrE), text (usually textbook)

‘Emma’ was one of our set books for the exam.

history, science, etc.
address, autograph, exercise, order
phone, telephone
holy, hymn, prayer

How many copies of the book did you order?

flick through (esp. BrE), flip through (esp. AmE), look at, read, skim through
be deep in, be engrossed in, be immersed in
look up from, put down

She looked up from her book and smiled at him.

I couldn't put the book down.

close, open
author, co-author, write
bring out, publish, put out
edit, proofread, revise
ban, censor
dedicate, inscribe

The book is dedicated to his mother.

Her name was inscribed in the book.

The collector had many books inscribed to him by famous authors.

borrow, check out (esp. AmE), have out, take out (esp. BrE) (= from a library)

How many books can I borrow?

return, take back (= to a library)

Do you want to renew any of your library books?

appear, come out

His latest book will appear in December.

be out of print, go out of print
review, reviewer
token (BrE)
bag (AmE)
in a/the book

These issues are discussed in his latest book.

book about, book on

She's busy writing a book on astrology.

book by

a book by Robert Grout

book of

a book of walks in London

2 books company records
do, keep

She does the books for us.

audit, check
cook (informal)

Someone was cooking the books (= falsifying the accounts).

on the books

We have fifty people on the books (= working for us).

ahead, early, in advance

Seats go quickly, so it is essential to book in advance.



Book with Suntours and kids go free!

be booked solid (= be fully booked), be booked up, be fully booked
Book is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑referee
Book is used with these nouns as the object: ↑accommodation, ↑appointment, ↑berth, ↑flight, ↑holiday, ↑hotel, ↑passage, ↑reservation, ↑room, ↑seat, ↑table, ↑taxi, ↑ticket, ↑trip, ↑vacation

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