from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A dealer in rare books.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who sells books.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A bookseller, especially of secondhand or rare books

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

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


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

[Latin bibliopōla, bookseller, from Greek bibliopōlēs : biblio-, biblio- + pōlein, to sell; see pel- in Indo-European roots.]



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  • 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

  • A seller of books

    December 22, 2010

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

    November 10, 2011

  • 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