Books are long documents used for a large variety of purposes, such as for novels, non-fiction works, textbooks and cookbooks. The large amount of content is usually organized using extensive sectioning, a table of contents/figures/tables, an index and cross-references. Custom page types such as copyright pages and parts pages are used to describe and separate content and a bibliography is used to cite references used in the document body. This variety of document elements makes books one of the most complicated document types to typeset. Fortunately, LaTeX easily handles very large documents with complex referencing and large numbers of figures and tables so you can focus on writing rather than formatting.

The Legrand Orange Book

This book template can be used for writing anything from fiction, to technical documentation, to advanced mathematics, due to its extensive examples of document elements and many levels of sectioning. A key feature of the template is the orange theme, parts pages and chapter images which give the template its unique aesthetic.


This template is designed for writing books and graduate-level theses and provides numerous examples and documentation to enable complex requirements. The design features a relatively narrow main text column with an adjacent wide margin to house notes, figures, tables, citations and captions.


This ebook template is for those wishing to create a book in a format that is easily readable on electronic screens. To facilitate this, the template features a layout with narrow margins and a large font size to use as much of your screen real estate as possible. Each page features a header with the author and title of the book, as well as a page count at the bottom to indicate progress. Book content can be divided by parts, chapters, sections, subsections and subsubsections. The spacious table of contents lets you rapidly select a chapter or part and takes you to it with a click. The large background image in the title page makes your book easily identifiable when browsing a large number of PDFs in a folder.

Tufte-Style Book

This book template has been designed to conform to Edward R. Tufte’s design style, used in his books and handouts. The most defining feature of this design is the large margin on every page and extensive use of sidenotes. This layout means that the central column of text is uncluttered since further descriptions and citations are housed in the margin. Tufte’s design style does not end there and numerous other typographic and layout tweaks are present in this template and are described in the documentation template.