Definitions

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

  • noun One that sells books, especially the owner of a bookstore.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A person who carries on the business of selling 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 person engaged in the business of selling books.
  • noun A business that sells books.

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

  • noun a dealer in books; a merchant who sells books
  • noun the proprietor of a bookstore

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From book + seller.

Examples

  • Not that toiling as a bookseller is anyway to get rich quick.

    Audio Interview with Antiquarian Book Dealer Robert Rulon-Miller, by Nigel Beale

  • I haven't met all the booksellers in the world, but I am kinda going with the hypothesis that the difference between a real bookseller and a collector masquerading as a bookseller is the quality of their personal collection.

    Archive 2009-11-01

  • Not that toiling as a bookseller is anyway to get rich quick.

    2009 January 24 | NIGEL BEALE NOTA BENE BOOKS

  • I haven't met all the booksellers in the world, but I am kinda going with the hypothesis that the difference between a real bookseller and a collector masquerading as a bookseller is the quality of their personal collection.

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  • By the very nature of his calling the bookseller is a man of reading and culture; now and then among them you find a man of rare culture.

    The Building of a Book A Series of Practical Articles Written by Experts in the Various Departments of Book Making and Distributing

  • She kept what she called a bookseller's shop as well as the post-office; but the supply of books corresponded exactly to the lack of demand for them, and her chief trade was in nicknacks, from marbles and money-boxes up to concertinas.

    Auld Licht Idylls

  • She kept what she called a bookseller's shop as well as the post-office; but the supply of books corresponded exactly to the lack of demand for them, and her chief trade was in nick-nacks, from marbles and money-boxes up to concertinas.

    Auld Licht Idyls

  • This weekend found me not on the water or throwing bumpers for the dogs but killing time at yet another national chain bookseller waiting on my wife's flight to arrive in Oklahoma City.

    Uncategorized Blog Posts

  • This weekend found me not on the water or throwing bumpers for the dogs but killing time at yet another national chain bookseller waiting on my wife's flight to arrive in Oklahoma City.

    Spontaneous Monkey-Wrenching

  • And this morning, the Detroit Free Press notes that the bookseller is facing being delisted from the New York Stock Exchange.

    Is Borders About To Go Under? - The Consumerist

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