BOOK­SHELVES

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Be­fore book­shelves were in­vented, boxes and con­tain­ers were used to store scrolls in­scribed by monks. Th­ese cum­ber­some 100 feet- long scrolls, were later made into square- shaped manuscript vol­umes by the Ro­mans in the first cen­tury. This led to the in­ven­tions of dif­fer­ent types of book­shelves by prom­i­nent fig­ures. They in­clude Fu Xi in 544, French cabi­net- maker, Charles An­dre Boulle and third pres­i­dent of United States, Thomas Jef­fer­son.

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