from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Without a book or books.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Without books; unlearned.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Without books or book-knowledge; unlearned.
(And having 1,000 books may not sound "bookless", until you put it up against the original 20,000!)
The article states that in England the "bookless" households, tv, and computer/video games are at the heart of the problem.
But besides being regarded as a literary curiosity, the subject derives importance by the light it throws on the state of learning in those dark and "bookless" days, and the illustrations gleaned in this way fully compensate for the tediousness of the research.
It'd be a huge effort, and I'd have to convince my entire department to go "bookless" for any of the standard courses.
In that light, reactions to the "bookless" Stanford library seem to be missing the point.
Everyone knows there's a middle ground but, when the whiff of a word like "bookless" floats about, no one ever seems to be standing on it.
Robson, who teaches a police accountability course at the Downtown campus, said while other factors contributed to making his class "bookless," the wallets of his students weighed in heavily.
Larry McMurtry was born in Archer City, Texas in 1936 into what he called a "bookless" house.
As bookstores disappear across America, some small operators are pursuing a novel survival strategy: The bookless bookshelf.
Harvard and Stanford working to bookless libraries
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