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Bound Together (full title: The Libertines Bound Together: The Definitive Story of Peter Doherty and Carl Barāt and How They Changed British Music) is a biography of The Libertines by NME journalist Anthony Thornton and music photographer Roger Sargent, both close friends of the band. It was published by Time Warner in April 2006 and contains 288 pages (hardcover edition).

The book aims to be "the definitive representation of the band in words and pictures - a unique, beautifully produced record of the most important British band of this generation." It documents the story of The Libertines from their formation to their separation and the births of Babyshambles and Dirty Pretty Things. However, the text consists mostly of transcriptions and summaries of interviews and articles that had previously appeared in the NME, and is criticized by fans for its incompleteness and lack of transparency. At times, Thornton also employs an omniscient narration apparently based on information gathered from private conversations with Peter Doherty and Carl Barat.