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"'''Bookland'''" is the tongue-in-cheekhumorous name for the [[Unique Country Code]] (UCC) prefix allocated in the 1980s for [[European Article Number]] (EAN) identifiers of published [[books]], regardless of country of origin, so that the EAN [[namespace]] can catalogue books by [[ISBN]] rather than maintaining a redundant parallel numbering system. In other words, Bookland is a fictitious country that exists solely in EAN for the purposes of non-geographically cataloguing books in the otherwise geographically keyed EAN coding system.
 
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