a shelf for holding books, especially one of several shelves in a bookcase.
Contemporary Examples

Writing For Teens Vs. Adults: Rowling As Case Study Seth Lerer October 2, 2012
Maya Angelou: How I Write Noah Charney April 9, 2013
David’s Book Club David Frum February 20, 2012
Portrait of the Writer as a Young Doctor Dr. Abraham Verghese February 11, 2009
Belgium’s Master of Noir Nathaniel Rich December 3, 2010

Historical Examples

Boys and Girls Bookshelf; a Practical Plan of Character Building, Volume I (of 17) Various
Micah Clarke Arthur Conan Doyle
The Pansy Magazine, June 1886 Various
Despair’s Last Journey David Christie Murray
Love and the Ironmonger F. J. (Frederick John) Randall


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