Examples from literature
- Above all, they objected to the bookish education which she was giving to her son, the young King.
- Bookish families are usually the happiest, at least if we rightly estimate the term.
- He had, in truth, somewhat of a bookish look, and his rounded shoulders already told of much poring over a student's tasks.
- He was probably the least bookish poet who had ever had a classical education.
- No one was less bookish than himself.