academic discipline that studies books

Bibliography (from Ancient Greek: βῐβλῐ́ον, romanized: biblion, lit. 'book' and -γραφίᾱ, -graphíā, 'writing'), as a discipline, is traditionally the academic study of books as physical, cultural objects; in this sense, it is also known as bibliology (from Ancient Greek: -λογῐ́ᾱ, romanized: -logíā). Carter and Barker (2010) describe bibliography as a twofold scholarly discipline—the organized listing of books (enumerative bibliography) and the systematic description of books as objects (descriptive bibliography).
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