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

Examples of bookstore in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Then there’s Akademos, an online bookstore platform that now also offers a one-stop shop for bundling course materials. Ryan Craig, Forbes, 17 June 2022 My classmate from college [plays the other girl] in that bookstore scene. Maureen Lee Lenker,, 17 June 2022 Owing to space constraints, a physical Barnes & Noble bookstore at the time could carry a hundred and thirty thousand titles. Cal Newport, The New Yorker, 15 June 2022 Pond Press had the book written, illustrated, printed and on bookstore shelves. al, 13 June 2022 In this reissue of the beloved 2013 cult classic, Maria Griffiths — 29 years old, trans and miserable in her New York bookstore job and her relationship — drives cross-country alone. New York Times, 1 June 2022 Baig also stars in Sort Of as Sabi Mehboob, a nonbinary millennial juggling life as a bartender in an LGBTQ bookstore/bar, the youngest child in a Pakistani family and the de facto parent of a downtown hipster family. Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, 25 Apr. 2022 Andrée’s mother opened a bookstore that specialized in antique volumes. Joseph Berger,, 8 June 2022 Andrée’s mother opened a bookstore that specialized in antique volumes. New York Times, 7 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of bookstore

1760, in the meaning defined above

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25 Jun 2022

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“Bookstore.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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