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 The mechanics of buying books there are familiar, but there are a few major differences behind the scenes: 10 percent of all profits will be divided among independent bookstores every six months in exchange for promoting Bookshop to their customers. Alex Baker-whitcomb, Wired, "The Coronavirus Global Health Emergency, an Amazon Rival, and More News," 30 Jan. 2020 Luckily, British bookstore Waterstones is here to save us from holiday gift-wrapping mishaps. Kelsey Hurwitz, Woman's Day, "This Viral Gift-Wrapping Trick Will Blow Your Mind and Save Your Holidays," 17 Dec. 2019 Indie bookstores saw a dramatic rebirth during the decade’s final years, while Barnes & Noble appeared to be in the early stages of a resurgence. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, "Can Amazon Finally Crack the Bestseller Code?," 16 Jan. 2020 Each month, the founders submit five books to 2nd & Charles, then the used-and-new bookstore pares them down to three options based on store supply. Haley Herfurth, al, "Local bibliophiles start online book club for fantasy fans," 15 Jan. 2020 Kuster first introduced the South Bend native before the bookstore retail stop last April. Nicole Sganga, CBS News, "Pete Buttigieg lands key New Hampshire endorsement," 15 Jan. 2020 The series gives a glimpse into the sorted dating life of bookstore manager Joe Goldberg, played by Penn Badgley. Stephanie Toone, ajc, "Netflix’s ‘You’ returning for third season," 14 Jan. 2020 More than just a bookstore, Horizon Books has been known as a cultural and community center. Bisma Parvez, Detroit Free Press, "Horizon Books, a cherished Traverse City bookstore, to close after 58 years," 14 Jan. 2020 Video of the bookstore incident in October appears to show the diplomat tucking a biography of Giacomo Casanova inside a newspaper and being stopped by security after passing a detector on the way out. Fox News, "Mexico’s ambassador to Argentina resigns after being caught shoplifting," 24 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of bookstore

1760, in the meaning defined above

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13 Feb 2020

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“Bookstore.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of bookstore

chiefly US : a store that sells books

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