bookless

adjective book·less \ ˈbu̇-kləs \

Definition of bookless

1 :without books :having no books
  • Accidentally or on purpose, the British burned the books as well as the building in the War of 1812. Congress went bookless for a few months until, after much debate, it voted $23,950 to buy most of ex-President Thomas Jefferson's personal library.
  • —Richard L. WilliamsSmithsonianApril 1980
  • There's a physicality to books that you don't appreciate until they're not there anymore. Don't get me wrong. I'm not stupid. I know that we're heading for a bookless society.
  • —Will ManleyBooklistAugust 2001
  • Imagine a library that is not only bookless but is not necessarily tied to a building, one that takes its personnel and services to patrons rather than expecting them to come to it.
  • —Jennifer HowardThe Chronicle of Higher Education8 May 2011

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1582


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