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book +‎ room


bookroom (plural bookrooms)

  1. A room in which books are kept; a library.
    • 1984, Helen Whelan, Snow on the Hedges: A Life of Cuthbert Mayne, page 46:
      There was no outcry when the ancient bookrooms of the oldest colleges were stripped of those precious volumes preserved in their sheepskin covers and fine board cases which had been handled so lovingly by librarian and scholar.
    • 2007 January 19, Tom Moore, “Classroom Distinctions”, in New York Times[1]:
      She is forced into making these sacrifices by the aggressive neglect of the school’s administrators, who won’t even let her take books from the bookroom.