bib·​li·​o·​pole ˈbi-blē-ə-ˌpōl How to pronounce bibliopole (audio)
variants or bibliopolist
: a dealer especially in rare or curious books

Word History


Latin bibliopola bookseller, from Greek bibliopōlēs, from bibli- + pōlein to sell

First Known Use

1541, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bibliopole was in 1541

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“Bibliopole.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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