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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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., "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,, "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,, "Vanessa's Report: U-T to host second annual San Diego Festival of Books," 5 July 2018 At the same time, there has been a surprising resurgence among independent booksellers, whose numbers have risen substantially in recent years after decades of decline. New York Times, "Barnes & Noble Fires C.E.O. Without Severance but Doesn’t Explain Why," 3 July 2018 In another high-profile case, Beijing has refused to allow bookseller Gui Minhai, a naturalized Swedish citizen, to leave China, removing him from a train in front of Swedish diplomats in January. Eva Dou, WSJ, "China Lets Widow of Dissident Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo Leave," 10 July 2018 Like his predecessors, Parneros insisted that the chain would move away from selling toys and games and return to its identity as the nation’s preeminent bookseller. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, "Is Barnes & Noble Too Big to Fail?," 6 July 2018

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bookseller was in the 15th century

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: a person or company that sells books

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