Encyclopedia SpongeBobia
Encyclopedia SpongeBobia
If you were looking for the article about the list of real-world books based on the series, then see List of books.

This is a list of books within the SpongeBob SquarePants universe.

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1 2 3
A counting book that Patrick was reading in Near Mint Comic Books in "The Card."
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Art of the Clarinet
A book owned by Squidward that appears in "Squid's Visit", It is one of the many things in Squidward's house that SpongeBob copied. The book is green and yellow with a picture of a clarinet on its cover.
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Book of Shells
A book owned by Squidward that appears in "I ♥ Dancing" in which Squidward can be seen reading it. When SpongeBob is supposed to Moonwalk on Squidward's treadmill, Squidward goes away to read this book. The book is green with yellow letters on it that say Book of Shells. Its name is a parody of Book of Spells.
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Bikini Bottom Legends
A book that appears in the short "Things to Do When Encountering a Legendary Creature." The book has a green cover with a yellow section as well as a red font with the title. The book contains information on what one should do should they encounter a legendary creature. They should be polite, offer a gift, and run away. When they read "run away," Rrarrg is seen and then says, "I'm so lonely."
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Bikini Bottom Yellow Pages
A directory.
Cautious Memories
Mrs. Puff's Boating School yearbook that appears in the episode "Picture Day." The book's cover is baby blue and the title is written in magenta. Underneath the title is a blue swirl and a picture of a yellow lighthouse. SpongeBob looked through the book to find his school photo in it. His photograph appears surrounding real life people smiling. The yearbook is actually Stephen Hillenburg's high school yearbook. Inside the yearbook, SpongeBob is covering up his picture.
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Certified Public Accountant Rule Book
The rule book for Certified Public Accountant, a board game. It appears in "Patrick! The Game."
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Clarinet Road
Squidward is seen reading this book at his workstation at the beginning of the episode "The String."
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Cooking Without Salt
Gary is seen reading this book in the episode "Library Cards."
Employee Handbook
A rule book first seen in The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water: The Junior Novelization. It is one of the four known rule books of the Krusty Krab.
Family Histories of Bikini Bottom
A genealogical book that is owned by the Bikini Bottom Public Library that tells about family histories of Bikini Bottom. It was seen in "Pest of the West."
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Field Guide
A guide to certain creatures as seen in "Tea at the Treedome." This book SpongeBob used to identity Sandy Cheeks.
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Friends 4-Ever
A book that SpongeBob put together and appears in the episode "Dying for Pie." The book is blue in color with the text written in red print. SpongeBob and Squidward are also on the cover, holding hands, with SpongeBob having a yellow background and Squidward having a green background. There is also a heart behind their pictures.
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Head Shrinking for Beginners!
SpongeBob reads this book in an attempt to shrink Patrick's head, but it backfires and instead shrinks SpongeBob's head. It appears in the episode "Library Cards."
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How to Become a Fancy Waiter in Less than 20 Minutes
A book that appears in "Squilliam Returns" in which SpongeBob read to learn how to become a fancy waiter in less than 20 minutes.
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How to Open Things
The first edition of the book appears in "Rodeo Daze." There is a movie based on it that SpongeBob has seen, but had never read the book. It showed how to open Sandy's door.
How to Read
A book that appears in the episode "Rule of Dumb." It is red, and has "HOW TO READ" written on the first page, with a picture on the left side. It is one of Patrick's overdue library books, so he throws it into the fire.
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How to Torture
A book that appears in the episode "Krab Borg." Squidward and SpongeBob read it in order to learn how to torture Mr. Krabs, who they think is a robot.
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Krusty Krab Manual
A rule book seen in "Larry the Floor Manager." It is one of the four known rule books of the Krusty Krab.
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Krusty Krab Rule Book
A rule book seen in "One Coarse Meal." It is brown with a yellow rectangle on the cover that says the title of the book in dark red writing.
Krusty Krab Training Manual
A rule book seen in "Krusty Krab Training Video." It is brown with a purple clam on it reading the the letters "KK." It also reads "Training Manual" at the top.
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Life Insurance
A book about life insurance that appears in the episode with the same name.
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Mermaid Man & Barnacle Boy
A comic book in which SpongeBob and Patrick both own an autographed copy signed by Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy. These appear in "Ditchin'."
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Richie Salmon's Guide to Fitness
An overdue library book that Patrick burned in "Rule of Dumb." The book is mainly light blue in color with the text written in pink. Richie Salmon is also seen excising on the front cover as well. He is a parody of American fitness personality, Richard Simmons.
Snail Jokes
A joke book that Gary is seen reading in "Gary Takes a Bath.”
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Snail Tails
This is a book Gary reads to Patrick at the end of the episode "Pet Sitter Pat." Patrick thought the book was called "Meow, Meow, Meow."
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SpongeBob's work diary
After noticing that his diary being read aloud at the Krusty Krab was popular, SpongeBob decided to publish it. It became a #1 bestseller. It appears in "Little Yellow Book."
Texas Drawl
A book Plankton reads while imitating Sandy in "Someone's in the Kitchen with Sandy."
The Guinness O'Ripley Enormous Book of Curiosities, Oddities, and World Records
A book over 30 years old that Sandy owns and it's filled with world records. A parody of Guinness World Records and Ripley's Believe it or Not.
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The History of All Boating Ever...
A book that SpongeBob owns and read in "Nautical Novice." He read this book because he wanted to impress Mrs. Puff to get his boating license. Surprisingly, he read the whole thing in one night.
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The Land of Perpetual Excitement
This is a book that Patrick reads to SpongeBob in the episode "InSPONGEiac." Patrick reads this to SpongeBob, knowing he was trying to go asleep. The book starts off soft but then picks up. After SpongeBob tells Patrick he needs to go to sleep, Patrick throws the book away.
The Physics of Fun
A book in Bikini Bottom that Patrick read when he wanted to become friends with SpongeBob again in "Patrick SmartPants."
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Wrestling for Beginners Book
A book that translates wrestling words and teaches you how to wrestle for beginners only. It was seen in "Krusty Krushers."
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You Can Be Anything
SpongeBob reads this book to Patrick in the episode "Pat the Horse," and it inspires Patrick to become a horse.