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One way is to say "I spilled the books off the shelf". I am looking for a more suitable usage of words.

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In a fit of rage, deciding the books were placed improperly on the shelf, I acted, leaving the books sprawled across the floor. – samuelAndThe May 7 '13 at 19:11

I knocked the books off the shelf.

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I toppled the books off the shelf.

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