Narrowly defined, a “bookcase” is a piece of furniture consisting of shelves to hold books. However this is a catchall phrase in today's furnishings vernacular due to the fact that so many more items are stored on our shelves then just books.
And when the shelving units house other items besides books they sometimes have different names such as: entertainment center, wall unit, home office, media cabinetry, A/V furniture, computer desks, smart cabinetry, digital cabinetry and the list goes on. But even with the aforementioned iterations of a “bookcase” the unit usually still consist of horizontal shelving to store things.
Casework Specialties of Orlando, Florida designs fabricates stain finished and highly durable paint finished bookcases and many other custom items for both residential and commercial interiors. Tell us your needs by any name that you wish because we know that "A rose by any other name would smell (just) as sweet".