book·​stall | \ ˈbu̇k-ˌstȯl How to pronounce bookstall (audio) \

Definition of bookstall

1 : a stall where books are sold
2 chiefly British : newsstand

Examples of bookstall in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tourists stop at a Left Bank bookstall featuring a variety of goods. Sam Schechner, WSJ, "The Storied Bookstalls of Paris Fight for Survival," 14 Sep. 2018 Amazonia, Africa, and Tibet have invaded all our bookstalls. Gideon Lewis-kraus, New York Times, "What We See When We Look at Travel Photography," 22 Sep. 2016 The bookstalls along the River Seine are remarkable stands selling old books, magazines and prints. Kurt Chandler,, "Son traces his father's steps through Europe, shares his impressions with the world," 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, "The Missing Booksellers," 4 Feb. 2016

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First Known Use of bookstall

1753, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Bookstall.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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