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1A rack or shelf for books.
- ‘The walls were covered entirely with shelves of books, and several revolving bookracks took up most of the floor space.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘After a while, she wandered over to a bookrack right next to the men's room.’
- ‘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 A stand or rack for holding an open book.Also called bookstand
- ‘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.’
- ‘This hand painted bookrack is the perfect price-conscious gift - great for storing all those bedtime story books!’
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