See also T100645: Efficient way to refer to different pages of the same work when adding references to an article (#17) and T15127: Page number attribute for <ref> tags, which may overlap/duplicate.
When I cite different pages from a book within an article, I have to cite the book separately multiple times. We have a "reuse citation" functionality that also works very well in VisualEditor but not for different pages from the same book. See Phabricator tasks phab:T100645 and phab:T15127. Thanks,
--Gnom (talk) 10:07, 12 November 2015 (UTC)
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This proposal received 40 support votes, and was ranked #24 out of 107 proposals. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/2015_Community_Wishlist_Survey/Editing#Make_it_easier_to_cite_different_pages_from_a_book_as_one_reference