booketeria

noun
book·​e·​te·​ria | \ ˌbu̇kəˈtirēə \
variants: or less commonly bookateria
plural -s

Definition of booketeria

1 : a self-service bookstore
2 : a self-service free lending library carrying books owned by a public library but housed elsewhere (as at a supermarket)

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First Known Use of booketeria

1921, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for booketeria

booketeria from book entry 1 + -eteria (as in cafeteria); bookateria, alteration of booketeria

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“Booketeria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/booketeria. Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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