- work or research that requires studying or reading, as distinguished from laboratory experimentation or the like.
- bookkeeping or other paperwork necessary to the running of a business.
- Printing. work on books or pamphlets, as distinguished from work on newspapers.
Origin of bookwork
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Examples from the Web for bookwork
Not till quite recently have type-faces of the right weight for bookwork been designed and placed on the general market.
A specimen pamphlet of bookwork, with prices, a complete Author's Guide, sent post free for 4d.
Handwork takes more time than bookwork, and children evolve plans but slowly.Primary Handwork
Ella Victoria Dobbs
Large orders of needlework are executed, but the mornings are devoted to bookwork.Hampstead and Marylebone
Geraldine Edith Mitton
The little block is best adapted for bookwork, and is interesting as showing the quality obtained by reduction.The Art of Illustration
- the keeping of accounts
- learning through the study of books rather than from practical experience
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