Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who buys books.
“The median American book-buyer purchases just seven books a year, according to an AP-Ipsos poll in 2007.”
“A well-known publisher often tells a story of his early days in the publishing business when he visited a large commercial book-buyer to present the titles forthcoming from the firm he then represented.”
“So all of the above notwithstanding, all my blurb skepticism is currently on hold as we hound various people whose endorsement would mean a lot to us, and possibly a book-buyer or two.”
“I think that you are relatively rare style of book-buyer.”
“It promises to bring the world of literature to the ordinary book-buyer at the touch of a button.”
“Could this be related to the fact that I'm a compulsive book-buyer with no desire to be cured, so there are close to 1,000 waiting-to-be read books in the house?”
“I'd say Hensher's novel has a great chance, if the Booker lives up to its oft-stated aim of appealing to the general reader and occasional book-buyer.”
“Despite my reputation as an inveterate book-buyer, I do maintain a sense of proportion occasionally, anyway.”
“Finally, it's very interesting that Krebs discovered that purchasers of Obama's books pretty much stand apart from the rest of the red-blue political book-buyer divide.”
“So I didn't read it (though in scrolling to the end to see if there was a "with" involved — a sure tip-off to the identity of the book-buyer — I did see the words "Ginny Weasley" and my heart flared with fear, and hope, because Ginny Weasley is AWESOME).”
Looking for tweets for book-buyer.