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[boo k-stand] /ˈbʊkˌstænd/
a bookrack.
a bookstall.
Origin of bookstand
First recorded in 1800-10; book + stand Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • She comes down from the settee and takes the chair near the bookstand.

    The Philanderer George Bernard Shaw
  • He felt his way to a bookstand that supported a pile of sketch-books, and wrenched out one of the mahogany pillars.

  • The illustration shows a very handy music and bookstand, which also can be used at the bedside as a reading stand.

    Mission Furniture H. H. Windsor
  • It is a book out of the library or off the bookstand, or bought of the boy hawking books through the cars.

    New Tabernacle Sermons Thomas De Witt Talmage
  • Before going to bed, I had taken it from my suitcase to trim a candle-wick, and had left it upon the bookstand.

    The Thing from the Lake

    Eleanor M. Ingram
  • He doubles back round the bookstand, setting it whirling as he makes for the left door, Julia crossing in pursuit of him.

    The Philanderer George Bernard Shaw
  • He was rather curious to see the little place in the rear of the bookstand where the old man lived alone.

    The Bishop's Shadow I. T. Thurston

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