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

Definition of bookseller

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

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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 Bezos first became a billionaire in 1998, the year after Amazon went public as an online bookseller. Rachel Sandler, Forbes, 4 July 2021 The once online bookseller-turned-streamer announced the purchase Wednesday. Jethro Nededog,, 26 May 2021 The group also donates some of its books to Better World Books, an online bookseller. Cameron Fields, cleveland, 16 June 2021 After 44 years, Salt Lake City bookseller will sell The King’s English to a new owner. Bryan Schott, The Salt Lake Tribune, 8 June 2021 Eso Won, named bookseller of the year this week by Publishers Weekly, is the partner for this event. Los Angeles Times, 29 May 2021 Beauty and the Beast has the baker, the bookseller, the guy with a wheelbarrow guy full of pumpkins, and so on—each of which make the town function. Sarah Todd, Quartz, 12 May 2021 Apple’s control of the customer relationship has also helped sustain its control of payment processing; after Amazon advertised that Kindle books were available on all platforms Apple forced the bookseller to stop selling books in its app. Daniel Tenreiro, National Review, 5 May 2021 Another disappointment came when the venerable bookseller Waterstone’s became Waterstones. Emily Langer, Washington Post, 25 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of bookseller

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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15 Jul 2021

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“Bookseller.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of bookseller

: a person or company that sells books

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