book·​sell·​er | \ ˈbu̇k-ˌse-lər How to pronounce bookseller (audio) \

Definition of bookseller

: one that sells books especially : the proprietor of a bookstore

Other Words from bookseller

bookselling \ ˈbu̇k-​ˌse-​liŋ How to pronounce bookseller (audio) \ noun

Examples of bookseller in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This leads to a false sense of security, such as what once prompted a now shuttered brick-and-mortar bookseller like Borders to outsource its online business to Amazon in 2001 after the internet bubble popped. Christiaan Hetzner, Fortune, 14 July 2022 Both are probably originally from the Treasury of Rudolf II, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire (1552-1612), before joining the collection of renowned antiquarian bookseller Jacques Rosenthal, and then a private collection. Natasha Gural, Forbes, 28 June 2022 Natalie Mattox, a former Book Soup manager and bookseller, said poor communication was a major grievance. Dorany Pineda, Los Angeles Times, 26 July 2022 Xiao's case has drawn comparisons with Lee Bo, a bookseller and British passport holder who disappeared from Hong Kong in 2015 and later turned up in Chinese custody. Kathleen Magramo, CNN, 5 July 2022 Rose, like his contemporary, bookseller and publisher Jake Zeitlin, saw the place through the lens of its aesthetics. David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times, 14 Apr. 2022 The fact that my father was a bookseller was helpful; I was borne by a following wind. Katy Waldman, The New Yorker, 26 June 2022 There’s no place like home. Carter Bays' first book, The Mutual Friend, is now available from your favorite bookseller. Carter Bays, Good Housekeeping, 6 June 2022 No one has trouble understanding what a clothing retailer or a bookseller does, but more niche industries and brand-new product categories need a compelling pitch. Colby Flood, Forbes, 13 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of bookseller

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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20 Aug 2022

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“Bookseller.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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