from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A dealer in rare books.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A bookseller, especially of secondhand or rare books

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who sells books.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a dealer in secondhand books (especially rare or curious books)


Latin bibliopōla, bookseller, from Greek bibliopōlēs : biblio-, biblio- + pōlein, to sell; see pel-4 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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  • He's not a mere commercial troll
    But serves a pure and loftier goal,
    Vending wisdom of ages
    On yellowing pages,
    No merchant but a bibliopole.

    July 25, 2014

  • especially a magnanimous type of magnate (magnetic pole).

    November 10, 2011

  • A seller of books

    December 22, 2010

  • JM wonders who is the most northerly bibliopole and are they related to the most southerly bibliopole and are they mates or enemies?

    January 19, 2010