Examples from the Web for bookish
Aloof and bookish, Pius XI (Achille Ratti) spent years as a Vatican librarian before becoming a diplomat and cardinal.
Margot, three years older than Anne, was quiet and bookish but still a part of things.
Poet Jackie Kay said of the nominees, “It is a sad day when even the Booker is afraid to be bookish.”
Great new novels on hippie California, a bookish adventure, and the gritty Midwest.
While the bookish set frets about the iPad, Kindle, and the future of publishing, the cool kids are eating their lunch.
This, in the calendar of bookish misdemeanors, is the crime of crimes.The Unpublishable Memoirs|A. S. W. Rosenbach
Art this one, science that; to Joe adventure, to Tom a bookish habit.This Freedom|A. S. M. Hutchinson
To a bookish man—I mean a man who can manage to collect books—there is no tax.A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I (of II)|Augustus De Morgan
Above all, they objected to the bookish education which she was giving to her son, the young King.The Letters of Cassiodorus|Cassiodorus (AKA Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator)
I do not mean that he is boorish or eccentric, merely that he is bookish and self-absorbed.The Opinions of a Philosopher|Robert Grant