Book sizes

30/10/2008

There are many different standard book sizes. The most common are:

Standard book sizes
Book Type
Dimensions (mm) Dimensions (in) Free template file
US trade (octavo) 152,4 x 228,6 6 x 9 CDR PDF
US Letter 215,9 x 279,4 8,5 x 11 CDR PDF
Comic book 168,275 x 260,35 6,625 x 10,25 CDR PDF
Landscape 228,6 x 177,8 9 x 7 CDR PDF
Small square 190,5 x 190,5 7,5 x 7,5 CDR PDF
Large square 215,9 x 215,9 8,5 x 8,5 CDR PDF
Pocket size 107,95 x 174,498 4,25 x 6,87 CDR PDF
Royal 155,9 x 233,8 6,13 x 9,21 CDR PDF
Crown Quarto 189 x 245,8 7,44 x 9,68 CDR PDF
A4 210 x 297 8,268 x 11,693 CDR PDF
A5 148 x 210 5,827 x 8,268 CDR PDF
Small Hardcover 152,4 x 228,6 6 x 9 CDR PDF
Large Hardcover 209,5 x 273,1 8,25 x 10,75 CDR PDF
Square books common sizes
Mini-book (small square) 88,9 x 88,9 3,5 x 3,5 CDR PDF
Mini-book (large square) 127 x 127 5 x 5 CDR PDF
7″ Square 177 x 177 7 x 7 CDR PDF
8,5″ Square 216 x 216 8,5 x 8,5 CDR PDF
10″ Square photo album 254 x 254 10 x 10 CDR PDF
12″ Square photo album 305 x 305 12 x 12 CDR PDF
Landscape books common sizes
Large landscape 177,8 x 127 7 x 5 CDR PDF
Medium landscape 133,35 x 88,9 5,25 x 3,5 CDR PDF
Small landscape 95,25 x 63,5 3,75 x 2,5 CDR PDF
US letter landscape 279,4 x 215,9 11 x 8,5 CDR PDF
Portfolio 317,5 x 254 12,5 x 10 CDR PDF
Large portfolio 355,6 x 279,4 14 x 11 CDR PDF

In book binding, printing and publishing, a series of terms are used to indicate the approximate size of a book. These terms are derived from the number of leaves created from a standard size sheet of paper (48 cm x 64 cm or 19″ x 25″).

Ex. A quarto book results when four leaves are created from each sheet of paper. The resulting book will be approximately 32 cm (12,5″) tall and 24 cm (9,5″) wide, before trimming.

American Library Association book sizes
Size Name
Dimensions (mm)
Dimensions (in) Free template file
Folio 304,8 x 482,6 12 x 19 CDR PDF
Quarto 241,3 x 304,8 9,5 x 12 CDR PDF
Octavo 152,4 x 228,6 6 x 9 CDR PDF
Imperial octavo 209,55 x 292,1 8,25 x 11,5 CDR PDF
Super octavo 177,8 x 279,4 7 x 11 CDR PDF
Royal octavo 165,1 x 254 6,5 x 10 CDR PDF
Medium octavo 155,575 x 234,95 6,125 x 9,25 CDR PDF
Crown octavo 136,525 x 203,2 5,375 x 8 CDR PDF
Duodecimo 127 x 187,325 5 x 7,375 CDR PDF
Duodecimo (large) 139,7 x 190,5 5,5 x 7,5 CDR PDF
Sextodecimo 101,6 x 171,45 4 x 6,75 CDR PDF
Octodecimo 101,6 x 165,1 4 x 6,5 CDR PDF
Trigesimo-segundo 88,9 x 139,7 3,5 x 5,5 CDR PDF
British book sizes
Size Name
Octavo size – mm (in)
Quarto size – mm (in)
Octavo size template
Quarto size template
Pott 158,75 x 101,6 (6,25 x 4) 203,2 x 158,75 (8 x 6,25) CDR PDF CDR PDF
Foolscap 171,45 x 107,95 (6,75 x 4,25) 209,55 x 171,45 (8,25 x 6,75) CDR PDF CDR PDF
Crown 190,5 x 127 (7,5 x 5) 254 x 190,5 (10 x 7,5) CDR PDF CDR PDF
Large crown 203,2 x 133,35 (8 x 5,25) 266,7 x 203,2 (10,5 x 8 ) CDR PDF CDR PDF
Large post 209,55 x 133,35 (8,25 x 5,25) 260,35 x 209,55 (10,25 x 8,25) CDR PDF CDR PDF
Demy 222,25 x 142,875 (8,75 x 5,625) 285,75 x 222,25 (11,25 x 8,75) CDR PDF CDR PDF
Post 203,2 x 127 (8 x 5) 254 x 203,2 (10 x 8 ) CDR PDF CDR PDF
Small demy 215,9 x 142,875 (8,5 x 5,625) 285,75 x 215,9 (11,25 x 8,5) CDR PDF CDR PDF
Medium 228,6 x 146,05 (9 x 5,75) 292,1 x 228,6 (11,5 x 9) CDR PDF CDR PDF
Small royal 234,95 x 155,575 (9,25 x 6,125) 311,15 x 234,95 (12,25 x 9,25) CDR PDF CDR PDF
Royal 254 x 158,75 (10 x 6,25) 311,15 x 254 (12,5 x 10) CDR PDF CDR PDF
Super royal 260,35 x 171,45 (10,25 x 6,75) 342,9 x 260,35 (13,5 x 10,25) CDR PDF CDR PDF
Imperial 279,4 x 190,5 (11 x 7,5) 381 x 279,4 (15 x 11) CDR PDF CDR PDF

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