RESEARCH INTO BOOKS AND THEIR TYPES IN POLAND AFTER THE SECOND WORLD WAR
The paper presents an overview of research into books and their types conducted after the Second World War by Polish bibliologists. The scholars were interested mostly in academic books, popular books as well as books for children and young people. They explored their characteristic features, presented them as elements of the publishing repertoire as well as serial publications, and discussed their development in various periods. Less interesting to them were the structure and typology of books. In recent years there have emerged studies devoted to electronic books as objects of bibliological research. Research into books and their types is also conducted by specialists from other disciplines: historians, historians of literature and education. Their results are also interesting to bibliologists.