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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The plan was to suggest an actual bookseller — B&N tends to hire people from other retail backgrounds — but currently Barack Obama is leading in the polls. Constance Grady, Vox, "And the rest of the week’s best writing on books and related subjects.," 1 Sep. 2018 Fear not: Iconic toy store FAO Schwarz has an outlet here, as does cult New York independent bookseller McNally Jackson, which has outposts in Williamsburg and SoHo. Katherine Lagrave, Condé Nast Traveler, "LaGuardia Airport Is Slowly Getting Better, Starting With Terminal B," 5 Dec. 2018 Last month, the bookseller debuted its biggest Android reading tablet yet, a $129, 10.1-inch slab with room for up to 256GB of storage. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Barnes and Noble’s newest Kindle competitor is a 7-inch, $49 Nook," 3 Dec. 2018 Retail outlets will feature independent bookseller McNally Jackson, plus the iconic FAO Schwartz toy store. Barbara Peterson, Condé Nast Traveler, "New York's Airports Are Getting Billion-Dollar Makeovers—But What Will They Actually Change?," 21 Nov. 2018 Most booksellers are offering up some sort of deal, no matter what your tastes. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "The best Black Friday deals for readers," 24 Nov. 2018 What began in 1797 as a literary coffee house producing political pamphlets and publications spotlighting social issues of the day is London’s oldest bookseller. Amy Tara Koch, New York Times, "A Road Map to Shopping Like a Royal in London," 9 May 2018 Quai Voltaire Walking along the Seine is always magical, but the Quai Voltaire on the Left Bank offers the extra-charming addition of les bouquinistes, the beloved booksellers that have wooden stands along the elevated sidewalk. Melissa Liebling-goldberg, Condé Nast Traveler, "19 Best Paris Walking Tours," 3 Mar. 2018 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,, "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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The first known use of bookseller was in the 15th century

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English Language Learners Definition of bookseller

: a person or company that sells books

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