1. A small counter where books are sold.
2. A bookrack.


1. a cradle for holding an open book so that it may be read comfortably
2. a stall or stand at a station, airport, etc where periodicals, newspapers, or books are sold
3. to hit the bookstands informal (of a book) to be published



1. a bookrack.
2. a bookstall.
References in classic literature ?
Now, the General went straight to the bookcase, leaving his cup of coffee on the bookstand in the middle of the room.
The man saluted and hurried off; and Grayne, following his friend into the library, found him beside the bookstand in the middle of the room, on which were the empty cups.
As Fisher spoke he bent down in a half-crouching attitude, to look at the volumes in the low, revolving shelf, for the whole bookstand was not much higher than an ordinary table.
Two men with two coffee cups did go into the library and did put their cups on the bookstand and did go together to the well, and one of them was a murderer and had put poison in the other's cup.
I had already an ugly, unformed idea of some substitution or reversal of parts; then I stooped to turn the bookstand myself, by accident, and I instantly knew everything, for I saw the two cups revolve once more, like moons in the sky.
The next moment Grayne had turned on the lights, and he saw he had only stumbled against one of the revolving bookstands that had swung round and struck him; but his involuntary recoil had revealed to him his own subconscious sense of something mysterious and monstrous.
He himself was beginning to look for Budge's book in one of the revolving bookstands when the general found it in one of the bookshelves on the wall.
Between now and then, you pay $75 for a bookstand to display the book.
27) But readers may reasonably conclude that his name is unlikely to grace the bylines of Titbits, as he might have hoped, or appear on a cheap novel for sale at a Dublin bookstand.
And in Baghdad, the Associated Press profilesAli al-Moussawi, who reportedly"took to selling books in order to finance"the activities of his Iraqi Bookish project, "opening a bookstand in a Baghdad mall that offers a delivery service and designing shelves and other book-themed gifts.
For example, the 1997 attack on a bookstand that sold Christian books in Gaziantep was claimed by the yBDA/C.
There also have been presented different pieces of furniture and objects made in the willow-weaving workshop, situated on the Cocioc Domain, which was created in 1888: travelling baskets in different shapes and sizes, fantesie basket for flowers, with the form of a horn, lyra, bookstand basket for notes, wheelbarrow made of weaven straws and willow for flowers, shopping baskets, nests-basketsfor flowers, with different forms, fruit dishes and wallets; different shapes of laundry baskets, desks, different objects made at the Gherghita Domain, willow colored armchairs, a red table and four chairs for garden, a green garden pavilion, made of 24 pieces of furniture, along with tables an chairs etc.