What is the difference between a book and a piece of literature? Definition for the term book: a written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together); "I am reading a good book on economics" physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together; "he used a large book as a doorstop" Definition for the term literature: creative writing of recognized artistic value the humanistic study of a body of literature; "he took a course in Russian lit" So according to the definitions, a piece of literature is in essence greater then a book. Agree/Disagree? thoughts? comments?