Who invented the bookshelf?
Moreover, who invented the shelf?
Likewise, what's the difference between a bookcase and a bookshelf? As nouns the difference between bookcase and bookshelf is that bookcase is a piece of furniture designed for the storage/display of books while bookshelf is a shelf or shelves for storing books for easy visual reference.
Just so, when was the first bookshelf made?
Bookcases or bookshelves are a less interesting form of storage furniture from the viewpoint… Twelve oak bookcases made for the diarist Samuel Pepys are considered the earliest dated domestic examples. The first were installed in August 1666, and they are all now in the Pepys Library at Magdalene College, Cambridge.
Is shelf a furniture?
A shelf can be attached to a wall or other vertical surface, be suspended from a ceiling, be a part of a free-standing frame unit, or it can be part of a piece of furniture such as a cabinet, bookcase, entertainment center, some headboards, and so on. A shelf or case designed to hold books is a bookshelf.