book·​shop | \ ˈbu̇k-ˌshäp How to pronounce bookshop (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web But while the other locals Thea meets in the village of Baldochrie couldn't be more helpful or friendly, the bookshop's owner, Edward Maltravers, is anything but. Ashley Leath, Country Living, "Our May Front Porch Book Club Pick is 'The Bookshop of Second Chances'," 3 May 2021 Scholars, eager to acquire a new translation of Plato, might enter Vespasiano’s bookshop under the dangling feet of a fugitive recently caught and hanged there by Lorenzo. Ernest Hilbert, WSJ, "‘The Bookseller of Florence’ Review: Manuscripts and Medicis," 23 Apr. 2021 Portions of all sales at the bookshop go to the Loveland Foundation, a nonprofit focused on mental health support for Black women and girls. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, "16 great independent bookstores in Greater Cleveland," 20 Apr. 2021 Sho Roberts, who initially ran the business as a mobile bookshop. oregonlive, "Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day 2021 by visiting these suburban Portland bookstores," 23 Apr. 2021 Her plans are derailed, however when her mother’s sudden death leaves her the owner of a neighborhood bookshop in the Bronx. Devon Ivie, Vulture, "Ilana Glazer and Zoe Lister-Jones Lead the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival Lineup," 20 Apr. 2021 Her plans are derailed, however when her mother's sudden death leaves her the owner of a neighborhood bookshop in the Bronx. Joey Nolfi,, "Anthony Bourdain documentary to premiere at Tribeca Film Festival," 20 Apr. 2021 The bookshop is filled with writers, excellent writers most of us never heard of, many of whom had to maintain a full time job to support their writing obsession. Ew Staff,, "Read the late Eric Jerome Dickey's words about his final novel, The Son of Mr. Suleman," 19 Apr. 2021 Jhoanna Belfer is a Filipina-American poet and former hospitality executive who founded Bel Canto Books, a California bookshop that offers a selection of fiction, nonfiction and children's books. Shanon Maglente, Good Housekeeping, "40+ Asian-Owned Businesses to Support Right Now," 23 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of bookshop

1765, in the meaning defined above

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18 May 2021

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“Bookshop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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