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tome (noun) large heavy book.
A tome is a large heavy book, especially dealing with serious subject. Usually libraries, personal or private have a number of tomes, that is, large heavy books about serious subjects.
- The library of the university can be proud of its collection of tomes. The number of large heavy books on serious subjects impresses any one visiting the library.
- The researcher was pouring over a number of tomes. The large heavy books about the serious subject he was studying gave him valuable information.