from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A small rack for books.
- noun A rack for supporting an open book.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A
rackfor books; a bookshelf.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
But hey, I always been a fan of simplicity and infact the great thing about my new bookrack is I can change the height of the shelves with relative ease.
The bookrack was a source of considerable fascination and all 'suspect' books were put to one side.
Robert J. Sawyer - I bought "Illegal Alien" off a crappy airport bookrack in 2001 (it was the only decent-looking book there) and by the time I'd finished my flight (and the book) I resolved to buy up everything he'd written to date - I went through his first 11 novels over the next half-year, and have kept up with him ever since.
For example, the design of an intended bookrack must have small and numerous shelves, while the racks in your kitchen can have larger height for various items to fit in.
The bookrack is thankfully free of science fiction.
Science fiction books would still be relegated to one small bookrack in the bookstore, not three or four aisles, plus a new romance-SFF section.
With a few bulk 'purchases' by a friendly/related patron or think-tank, the publishing house can have the free advertising associated with every Safeway and Walmart bookrack in the country saying they're "#1" on the list.
Although I did post a render of the bookrack I wanted to build, I found that it was too impractical and had to settle for something less daedal.
Sadly, for me, those years are naught but hazy, patchouli-scented memories, which is why I have to pass on this biblioteca bookrack.
It had been a good theoretical exercise and he hoped it would not simply "gather dust on a bookrack somewhere" without being properly implemented because of a lack of funds.