book·store | \ˈbu̇k-ˌstȯr \

Definition of bookstore 

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

called also bookshop

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The owner of my favorite bookstore is retiring and the spot is closing. Anne Dunlap,, "What I did on my summer staycation," 25 June 2018 In 2016, a bookstore in Australia unearthed an extremely rare journal from the Napoleonic wars that had been hidden in storage for decades. James Rogers, Fox News, "Napoleon’s Battle of Waterloo hat auctioned for $325G," 18 June 2018 Available at your favorite hometown bookstore or online retailer. Necee Regis,, "Here, there, and everywhere," 12 June 2018 Amazon opened its first physical bookstore in its hometown of Seattle in 2015, eliciting shock from industry observers. Michael Schaub,, "Amazon will open 3 more bookstores, including one in Pacific Palisades," 4 June 2018 Many, like Amazon with its bookstores and acquisition of Whole Foods, are opening bricks-and-mortar locations so consumers can experience the brand in person. Samantha Bomkamp,, "Retailers bring the wolf, Amazon, into the henhouse. Is it smart?," 11 May 2018 For an independent bookstore near you, visit Lillian Brown,, "Local bestsellers, week ending 7/8," 13 July 2018 Where there was once a Conestoga Bank at 1632, the interactive bookstore and coffeehouse Shakespeare & Co. will set up shop this fall. Elizabeth Wellington,, "As our definition of luxury shifts, Walnut Street evolves with it | Elizabeth Wellington," 10 July 2018 Sitting on the floor of an English-language bookstore, I was riveted. New York Times, "Letter of Recommendation: ‘Live Like a French Woman’ Books," 12 June 2018

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First Known Use of bookstore

1760, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of bookstore

: a store that sells books

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