bookseller

noun
book·​sell·​er | \ˈbu̇k-ˌse-lər \

Definition of bookseller 

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

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bookselling \ ˈbu̇k-​ˌse-​liŋ \ noun

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Bay Books in Coronado joins the other local independent booksellers partnered with the event: Warwick’s Books of La Jolla, Mysterious Galaxy of Clairemont, Book Catapult of South Park and the Library Shop of downtown. Vanessa Castellon, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Vanessa's Report: U-T to host second annual San Diego Festival of Books," 5 July 2018 But concerns surrounding the Chinese government's ability to operate with impunity in Hong Kong have increased in recent years, following the alleged forced abduction of a city bookseller. Ben Westcott, CNN, "Anger in Hong Kong over Beijing's legal jurisdiction in new train station," 15 June 2018 Produced by writer and former bookseller Samantha Schoech, with the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association, the day is sponsored in part by Penguin Random House, Ingram and the American Booksellers Association. John Mcmurtrie, San Francisco Chronicle, "More than 500 bookstores to take part in Independent Bookstore Day," 26 Apr. 2018 One of the bookseller’s wives sued Seierstad for invasion of privacy, though she was eventually cleared of the charges. Suzy Hansen, New York Times, "Aggro-Texting From the Syrian Jihad," 4 May 2018 Barnes & Noble shares fell 15% on Friday in the wake of the bookseller’s report that comparable sales fell 6.4% in November and December, the busiest time of year for the retailer, as shopper visits continued to decline. Phil Wahba, Fortune, "Barnes & Noble Shares Plunge 15% On Dismal Holiday Season Sales," 5 Jan. 2018 The New York bookseller said Tuesday Parneros’s termination has nothing to do with financial reporting or potential fraud. BostonGlobe.com, "Barnes & Noble fires CEO for violating company policies," 3 July 2018 Hamon, a bookseller, has neurofibromatosis, a genetic disease that can lead to facial deformities. Tanguy Garrel-jaffrelot, BostonGlobe.com, "Frenchman is first in world to get two full face transplants," 20 Apr. 2018 The outdoor portion of the festival will have a children’s pavilion included among various booksellers and food vendors. Vanessa Castellon, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Vanessa's Report: U-T to host second annual San Diego Festival of Books," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of bookseller

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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bookseller

noun

English Language Learners Definition of bookseller

: a person or company that sells books

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