a set of shelves for books.

1720–30; book + case2 Unabridged
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bookcase (ˈbʊkˌkeɪs)
a piece of furniture containing shelves for books, often fitted with glass doors

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Word Origin & History

1726, from book + case (2). An O.E. word for this was bocfodder.
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Example sentences
While you are there, take a photo of your bookcase and post it.
It would take a mighty large bookcase to contain all of the works on pragmatism
  published over the last two decades.
There were books everywhere, not a wall without a bookcase.
He's hanging his diploma on a nail banged into the wall over his bookcase.
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