Definitions

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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

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

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

Etymologies

From book + seller. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 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.

    wet apples

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

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

  • 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.

    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

  • Sounds lame but it's a good gift item, as a bookseller is too cheap to buy that many at once for themselves.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • The world of the bookseller is changing at an unprecedented rate as a host of pressures transform and distort the traditional model, but the need to sell books well remains a constant.

    April 2007

  • Another AbeBooks bookseller is profiled by a local newspaper today – this time it is Vic Linoff who runs the Those Were The Days!

    2007 February « Reading Copy

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