This template lists books related to the specified shelf, with given status and using given manner of listing.
shelf— the name of the shelf. No
show all— specifies whether to list books in descendant shelves as well as in this shelf; blank lists only those in this shelf;
splitlists first books in this shelf, then books in descendants; any other non-blank value lists books in this shelf and descendants as a single undifferentiated list.
cat— a category that books must belong to in order to be listed; if used, usually some child of Category:Books by completion status.
not— a category that books must not belong to, in order to be listed; if used, usually Category:Books by completion status/all books.
namespace— a namespace books must belong to in order to be listed.
only, indicating that books shouldn't be listed unless they have a sighted version, or blank indicating that books should be listed regardless of whether they have a sighted version.
maxcount— upper bound on number of books to be listed.