Walking past a poster just now made me realize what always seemed strange to me about the film title The Book of Boba Fett (which I haven't watched, but the Wikipedia entry makes no mention of a book in the plot). As far as I remember, no mention of or other references to books are made in at least the first two Star Wars trilogies.

So now I wonder if this Book of Boba Fett is an existing book or other entity in the Star Wars universe. Does this book actually exist in the Star Wars universe?

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    We did see some of the "Jedi sacred texts" that looked like bound books in Last Skywalker.
    – agarza
    Commented Jan 9, 2022 at 14:46
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    Your final sentence is asking an entirely different question (one that has already been asked elsewhere) so I've edited it to match the rest of the wording.
    – Valorum
    Commented Jan 9, 2022 at 15:08
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    I think the only answer that can be given is, "Not yet." Is there a "Book of Bobba Fett" mentioned in the (so far) two episodes of the show? No. Might one be added at some point in the narrative? Perhaps. Commented Jan 9, 2022 at 15:42
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    The “Star Wars,” those series of tales recounting the Further Adventures of Luke Skywalker and its derivatives is from the Journal of the Whills. Whether the Whills shrewdly facilitated a licensed intellectual property line of Expanded Universe stories, canon or Legends works to be written by others, or such adventures like those recounted in The Book of Boba Fett is pretty much still unanswered. But everything we see is based on the stories and characters from The Journal. Commented Jan 9, 2022 at 20:01
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    Presumably, it's either a play on "books" of scripture or history, implying that Boba Fett writes history (as victors do), or to say that you're in Boba's "good book" (opposed to the "bad book", which is of course the show) Commented Jan 10, 2022 at 1:17

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No, 'The Book of Boba Fett doesn't refer to a book,

the show is called The Book of Boba Fett because it is a show that explores the life of the titular character, who used to be a famous bounty hunter but has since left that life to pursue a new one as the head of a family in Jabba’s former territory. In a way, we see Jabba’s life chapter per chapter in this “book.”

Aside from the fact that every episode in The Book of Boba Fett is called a chapter instead of simply an episode, we can also say that this series is a book that tells us the story of Fett in a manner that has been consistent with the previous Star Wars films and the Marvel-published Star Wars comics. Of course, we can also say that this is a book that shows a new chapter in the famed bounty hunter’s life.

That said, this is a show that is more of a book about Boba Fett’s experiences in life and how he finally decided to turn away from his old life as a bounty hunter to establish a family under his own leadership and protection. In a way, he is opening a new chapter in his book.

So no its not exactly a book but just a metaphor for Boba's life (source for the quoted paragraphs).

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