Top Definition
Respect and trust for a person's opinions and recommendations about reading material based on the caliber of their own chosen reading material; can be based on preference of genre, but typically earned by reading stories and novels of subtance.
I'm shocked that Amanda read the Twilight saga. She has a lot of shelf cred with me. Well...she used to anyway."

Whenever I feel like a reading a romantic novel, I ask Maggie. She's got the most shelf cred when it comes to love stories.
by formicah February 01, 2011

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