from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The buying and selling of books; the business of printing and publishing books.
  • n. Those, collectively, who are engaged in this business.


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  • BOOKEXPO AMERICA Jane Fonda, Roger Ebert and young-adult author Sarah Dessen provide marquee names, while book-trade professionals exhibit and network.

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  • Comics in print really have only two outlets – the comic shops (and the few book stores still carring comics), and the collected TPB for the book-trade.

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  • Jim Milliot, co-editorial director of the book-trade magazine Publishers Weekly, said it works because "there's a funkiness to it—it doesn't seem like a corporate thing."

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  • Liz Thomson, of the daily book-trade news service Book Brunch, says we simply may not see the likes of the effect of the original Richard and Judy book club again.

    TV book clubs: more powerful than the Booker prize

  • He'd always loved reading the things, but he'd worked at bookshops before opening his own little place in Bow, and he knew the book-trade well enough to stay well away.

    Boing Boing

  • The wrapper was discovered by the Bodleian's head of conservation, Michael Turner, when sorting through an archive of book-trade ephemera that had been bought by the Bodleian in a sale in 1892.

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  • When the book-trade first started its digital journey, the internet was more of a dirt track than a super highway.

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  • One by one they drop, some into the trench where failures lie, some into the mire of journalism, some again into the quagmires of the book-trade.

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  • Back in June, I mentioned that the UK book-trade journal The Bookseller is planning to publish a book in October this year with the title Consumer Book Report.

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  • It is the brainchild of trade-magazine publisher VNU, which apparently is the parent company of a host of book-trade and showbiz journals, such as The Bookseller, Kirkus Review, Billboard, The Hollywood Reporter, et al.

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