bookseller

noun book·sell·er \ ˈbu̇k-ˌse-lər \
Updated on: 18 May 2018

Definition of bookseller

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

bookselling

play \-ˌse-liŋ\ noun

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First Known Use of bookseller

15th century

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Definition of bookseller for English Language Learners

  • : a person or company that sells books



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