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 for book titles
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  book titles
  
  
      There is a tradition in hackerdom of informally tagging important textbooks
      and standards documents with the dominant color of their covers or with
      some other conspicuous feature of the cover. Many of these are described in
      this lexicon under their own entries. See Aluminum Book, Camel Book, {
      Cinderella Book, daemon book, Dragon Book, Orange Book, Purple Book
      , Wizard Book, and bible; see also rainbow series. Since about 1993
      this tradition has gotten a boost from the popular O'Reilly and Associates
      line of technical books, which usually feature some kind of exotic animal
      on the cover and are often called by the name of that animal.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  book titles
  
      There is a tradition in hackerdom of informally
     tagging important textbooks and standards documents with the
     dominant colour of their covers or with some other conspicuous
     feature of the cover.  Many of these are described in this
     dictionary under their own entries.  See Aluminum Book,
     Blue Book, Cinderella Book, Devil Book, Dragon Book,
     Green Book, Orange Book, Pink-Shirt Book, Purple Book,
     Red Book, Silver Book, White Book, Wizard Book,
     Yellow Book, bible, rainbow series.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (1996-12-03)
  

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