What is a space?

Learn about spaces in GitBook
In GitBook, a space is a project where you can start organizing your ideas. Imagine it as a virtual book where you can start writing pages individually or collaborate asynchronously with your team members.
A space in GitBook

Create a space

To create a space click on the
button at the bottom of the sidebar.
You can also create a space directly from your organization library or a collection screen using the new space button:
Create a new space from the collection screen
Each new space can be a private space or a team space. Private spaces are useful for notes you take personally that don't need to be shared with the rest of your team.
You can choose between creating a private space or a team space
Please note that private spaces can't be moved to your team's shared spaces. Everything created as a private space will remain accessible only to you.

Duplicate a space

Duplicating a space
To duplicate a space, select duplicate from the space's menu.
Duplicating a space will create a copy of the source space, in the same location (organization, collection, sub-collection, etc.) as the source space.
For example, duplicating a space called Design System, that lives in the Design collection, will be saved as Copy of Design System, inside the Design collection. Once duplicated you can edit the name as required.

Move a space

To move a space navigate to the space name in the sidebar, open the triple dot menu, click on move space to... and then decide where to move it. Alternatively, simply drag and drop a space in the sidebar to reorder it. You can move spaces between collections or even organizations, if you have an admin role in both.
Moving a space
Similar to private spaces, team spaces can't be moved to your private section.

Delete a space

You can delete your space from the space page by clicking the triple dot menu in the top right corner and clicking delete. You will need to confirm the deletion in a popup.
Deleted spaces can be restored from trash for up to 7 days. After that time, they will be permanently deleted.