Definition of bookrack in US English:



  • 1A rack or shelf for books.

    • ‘After a while, she wandered over to a bookrack right next to the men's room.’
    • ‘Lily shuffled along in search of her wallet, but the dim lighting that was provided by the dusty skylights above the bookracks wasn't of much help.’
    • ‘The walls were covered entirely with shelves of books, and several revolving bookracks took up most of the floor space.’
    • ‘Then a successful commercial director, he was far from Hollywood when he first saw the book on a bookrack at the Rome airport.’
    1. 1.1 A stand or rack for holding an open book.
      Also called bookstand
      • ‘This hand painted bookrack is the perfect price-conscious gift - great for storing all those bedtime story books!’
      • ‘Crafted of beautiful wood veneers, our new bookrack has a metal label holder on each shelf and a bar to hold books in place.’
      • ‘The open sided style of this desk lets the student place their books on the bookrack, then slide into the seat.’