[boo k-stand]


a bookrack.
a bookstall.

Origin of bookstand

First recorded in 1800–10; book + stand Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for bookstand

Historical Examples of bookstand

  • 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