I came across a new word on Instagram today – shelfie, a portmanteau of shelf and selfie meaning, according to Wiktionary, “a photograph of a bookshelf/bookcase taken by its owner and shared on social media.”

The context I saw the word was even more specific – language shelfies, i.e. a photo of a bookshelf containing language courses, dictionaries, and other language-related books.

So here are a few of my language shelfies:

Shelfie of some of my language books

Shelfie of some of my language books

This is a non-language shelfie. Can you guess who my favourite author is?
Shelfie of some of my favourite fiction books

You can see larger versions of these shelfies on Flickr.

Are there equivalents of selfie or shelfie in other languages?

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