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.


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. The template body includes numerous examples of how to make use of the large margin for all kinds of content. The main text column contains examples of coloured boxes, lists, code listings, figures, tables, equations, referencing, theorems and more to serve as a reference to cover every possible use case for your own content. The text of the template expertly describes the logic behind the template and then moves on to an overview of the template structure and how it is split into directories and files.

The Legrand Orange Book

This book template features an elegant layout with a beautiful title page and part/chapter headings. The book itself is highly structured into parts, chapters, sections and then subsections. Each is numbered and these numbers are prominently displayed in the left margin where each begins as well as in page headers. Sections and subsections also appear as mini tables of contents on pages separating parts of the book to provide an outline of the content to come.


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.