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Modern books can easily be recognised because they are very recently published and are available at bookshops, newsagents, supermarkets, etc., but the characteristic that still distinguishes them today is the so-called ISBN code.
Introduced in Italy in 1977, the code uniquely identifies a particular book, and is essential for distribution, thanks to its inclusion within the EAN.
So-called 'out-of-commerce books' (just think of all books published at one's own expense by private individuals or by institutions such as banking foundations) do not display such a code.