book·​stall ˈbu̇k-ˌstȯl How to pronounce bookstall (audio)
: a stall where books are sold
chiefly British : newsstand

Examples of bookstall in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For centuries, the wooden bookstalls have been a fixture in the heart of Paris, and so when the city’s police, citing security concerns, ordered them closed during this summer’s Olympic Games, an uproar ensued. Catherine Porter, New York Times, 14 Feb. 2024 The open-air bookstalls that line the River Seine are as symbolic of Paris as the Louvre or the Arc de Triomphe. Jenny Gross, New York Times, 2 Aug. 2023 Jünger spent his off hours visiting museums, browsing bookstalls, and romancing a Jewish pediatrician named Sophie Ravoux. Alex Ross, The New Yorker, 26 June 2023 There’s a functioning beige landline telephone perched atop his bookstall. Liz Alderman, New York Times, 7 Nov. 2020 Tourists stop at a Left Bank bookstall featuring a variety of goods. Sam Schechner, WSJ, 14 Sep. 2018 Amazonia, Africa, and Tibet have invaded all our bookstalls. Gideon Lewis-Kraus, New York Times, 22 Sep. 2016 The bookstalls along the River Seine are remarkable stands selling old books, magazines and prints. Kurt Chandler,, 16 June 2017 Customers are still coming to the tiny bookstalls and stores that specialize in these books. Michael Forsythe and Andrew Jacobs, New York Times, 4 Feb. 2016

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Word History

First Known Use

1753, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of bookstall was in 1753

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“Bookstall.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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