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Thumbnail-gallery of the book-covers

To make the book-database a bit more friendly to those that are not avid petanque-books readers, we have a gallery of the book-covers Full story

About the book-database

Jac Verheul, chief editor of the Dutch magazine petanQue, has produced a database of books on petanque and other games of boules. More than 300 titles, dating as far back as 1854, are included which we believe is the largest collection of books on all types of jeu de boules on the Web.
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If you are interested in getting a copy yourself you may dowload the full book-database in html-format .Full story

An entire book online.

Aimé Coussin was a former bookseller who lived in Paris at the end of the 19th century. He was a passionate boule player for more than twenty years. But he was very annoyed when he played at other places than the place of his own club, because the others players played in a different way he was used to. Each time, he wrote in his document, he had to learn the game completely from scratch again. That is why he decided to write some rules, in order that all players, wherever they would play, should play the game of boules in the same way. We have the full text online here at!Full story

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