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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At one point, the two sit down in a bookstore, where Mike reads Hannah a poem. Jodi Guglielmi,, "The Bachelorette's Hannah Brown Admits She's Smitten with Mike: 'He's Very Handsome'," 11 June 2019 The compound can be found in products from gummies to muscle rubs, available online and maybe even at your local bookstore or burger joint. Elijah Wolfson, Time, "CBD Is Already Everywhere. How Will the Government Handle It?," 6 June 2019 Aren’t those easy to come by in any bookstore or on Amazon? 10. Christian Lorentzen, Harper's magazine, "Like This or Die," 10 Apr. 2019 This experience was dreamed up by Jessica Fox, an American writer who longed to open up her own bookstore in Scotland. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "If You Stay In This Very Popular Airbnb, There’s One Catch—You’ll Have to Run The Attached Bookshop," 26 Apr. 2019 EBay got its start as a marketplace for selling goods and services in 1995—the same year that Amazon’s Jeff Bezos launched operations of his online bookstore. Laura Stevens, WSJ, "Starboard, Elliott Management Call on eBay to Shed StubHub, Classifieds," 22 Jan. 2019 For now, the online marketplace gets one seller shorter, while independent bookstores seem to have created a sustained moment of success. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Microsoft Is Closing Its Ebook Store and Taking the Books With It," 2 Apr. 2019 Amazon Amazon, of course, has a number of Black Friday deals this holiday season, but don’t forget that the site started out as a bookstore. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "The best Black Friday deals for readers," 24 Nov. 2018 Desperate to find money to pay for yet another stab at the prize, he and his friends are caught breaking into a second-hand bookstore. Clarence Tsui, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Respeto': Film Review," 11 July 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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