[ non-book ]

  1. a book without artistic or literary merit or substance, especially one that has been developed primarily to exploit a fad or make a profit quickly: After the very public spectacle, several nonbooks quickly appeared, filled with psychological claptrap attempting to explain the event.

  1. of or relating to a book without artistic or literary merit.

  2. relating to or indicating what is not a book: pens and other nonbook items for sale in the bookstore.

  1. Library Science. relating to or indicating a holding other than a book, as a DVD, map, or art print: For a small rural library, their nonbook collection was surprisingly large.

Origin of nonbook

First recorded in 1925–30; def. 1 was first recorded in 1960–65; non- + book

Words Nearby nonbook Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023