Definition of bookless
- 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. Williams, Smithsonian, April 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 Manley, Booklist, August 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 Howard, The Chronicle of Higher Education, 8 May 2011