from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A store where books are sold.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A store where books are bought and sold.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A store where books are kept for sale; -- called in England a bookseller's shop.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A store or shop where books are sold.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a shop where books are sold
But I live in a city where the bookstore is a five minute walk away.
This answer tends to cause headscratching among both camps, so I often append the following: Any book that gets petulant teenagers to willingly enter a bookstore is a book I love.
OK, not an event, unless hitting the bookstore is an event (for me it is!), but the Chicago Foundation for Women is Women & Children First's organization of the month.
I was perusing the outdoors section of a large chain bookstore not long ago and I was struck by something that perhaps some of you have also noticed: hunting books are disappearing.
I mean, I can find these titles on the shelves of a chain bookstore in West Virginia.
Books not being where they are supposed to be in a bookstore is because a bookstore can often get disorganized.
You can be pretty sure that the book buyer in a large chain or indie bookstore is someone of your race.
I dream of bookstores owned my Mom and Pop and imagine their type of bookstore is what pure magic is made of.
Granted, I don't visit it as often as I should, opting for its smaller but more convenient local offshoot in my city, but walking through (and conveniently getting lost inside) the city block-sized bookstore is nothing short of awesome.
For us, walking into a real bookstore is like coming home; there is nothing like the smell of paper, the creak of floorboards, and the joyful sense of possibility that comes with shelves upon shelves of lovingly curated books we haven't read.
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