book·​store | \ ˈbu̇k-ˌstȯr How to pronounce bookstore (audio) \

Definition of bookstore

: a place of business where books are the main item offered for sale

called also bookshop

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Microsoft has shuttered its ebook bookstore, yet another move by the company away from selling traditional consumer goods and services, with the exception of its Xbox console. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Microsoft has closed its e-bookstore, and everything you purchased will vanish in July," 2 Apr. 2019 Of course, this didn't happen: Joe managed to kidnap Beck and keep her locked in that weird glass box in the basement of his bookstore. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "If This You Fan Theory Is True, It Would Change Everything," 16 Jan. 2019 My dad worked at a bookstore and taught himself to program computers by reading books about it. E.j. Roller, Vox, "We need to talk about how family money can make or break an arts career," 12 Nov. 2018 And there's even some local acknowledgement of my hometown's indelible link to this bizarre story: A window display at a bookstore exhibiting spy novels and books on Russia. Francesca Ebel, Fox News, "A journalist sees her worlds collide in nerve agent attack," 9 Aug. 2018 Morton was also forced to cancel a planned event at a London bookstore later that evening, according to the store’s Twitter account. Diana Pearl,, "Princess Diana's Biographer Andrew Morton Suffers Stroke During Book Reading," 15 May 2018 Slade Lewis, the bass man in Thacker Mountain's house band, the Yalobushwackers, will discuss novels with you while ringing up sales at the bookstore. Chris Offutt, Town & Country, "A Writer's Guide to Oxford, Mississippi," 22 Nov. 2013 The iconic Esherick House, designed by Kahn in the late 1950s and built in Philadelphia’s Chestnut Hill neighborhood, was commissioned for local bookstore owner Margaret Esherick, the niece of a friend of Kahn’s. Asad Syrkett, Curbed, "Year in Curbed: The best of House Calls," 26 Dec. 2018 With no one getting a majority, the third-place finisher, Islesboro bookstore owner Craig Olson, was eliminated and his votes were distributed to his supporters’ second choices. Ed Kilgore, Daily Intelligencer, "8 Days After Primary, Maine Democrats Get Their Top Nominees," 21 June 2018

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First Known Use of bookstore

1760, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bookstore was in 1760

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English Language Learners Definition of bookstore

chiefly US : a store that sells books

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