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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bookselling \ ˈbu̇k-​ˌse-​liŋ How to pronounce bookselling (audio) \ noun

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For 50 years readers have flocked to the booksellers for the volume and devoured it. David Shribman,, "Jim Bouton’s bawdy ‘Ball Four’ transformed baseball's public image," 11 July 2019 But the bookseller may be hitting a bottom, and Elliott now has an opportunity to prove its buyout chops. Lauren Silva Laughlin, WSJ, "Elliott Buyout Ambitions Dust Off Barnes & Noble," 7 June 2019 But the celebrated bookseller, publisher and former San Francisco poet laureate nevertheless maintains an active lifestyle — and life of the mind — that anyone far younger would envy. John Mcmurtrie, San Francisco Chronicle, "Ferlinghetti speaks out at 99, his voice as vital as ever," 21 Mar. 2018 Standout amenities: Neighborhood bookseller The Bookshop curated titles for the guest rooms and lobby. Fortune, "How New Nashville Hotels Are Bucking the Airbnb Trend," 20 July 2019 Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the New England Independent Booksellers Association and IndieBound. Martha Merrow,, "Local bestsellers for the week ending 7/14," 18 July 2019 But booksellers are fuming, and their political allies with them. The Economist, "New ways of selling books clash with France’s old pricing rules," 4 July 2019 The individual stores vary widely in terms of size and title selection, and local booksellers are encouraged to tailor their stores to the surrounding community. Tiffany Hsu, The Seattle Times, "Barnes & Noble struggles to survive; founder is confident of turnaround," 28 Aug. 2018 Treu told Madison365 that the idea for the fundraiser came from Misian Taylor, a bookseller at the store, who suggested raising money for a nonprofit group that supported immigrants' rights. Michael Schaub,, "Bookseller campaign #BookstoresAgainstBorders organizes donations for migrant legal aid," 5 July 2019

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First Known Use of bookseller

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of bookseller

: a person or company that sells books

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