Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The business of selling books.

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

  • noun The employment of selling books.

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

  • noun The sale of books.

Etymologies

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book +‎ selling

Examples

  • * Although I don't think supermarkets becoming a major force in bookselling is a bad thing - most books today (O'Reilly computer manuals, Gillian McKeith's Votercise Yourself Thin And Immigrant-Free, Noam Chomsky's Spring Colouring Book 2005) go out of date faster than soup.

    Browntastrophe

  • Remember a couple days back when we pointed out that (Moby pointed out that) the WaPo had started sending readers to Amazon, creating a defacto corporate partnership in a time of concern about how bookselling is killing publishing?

    Paper/bookseller partnerships growing like bacterial infection in kneecaps of responsible journalism

  • The proxy battle comes at a time when bookselling is being transformed by the rush to digital texts.

    Barnes

  • And the reach of bookselling is as deep and wide as it's ever been.

    Representations of Race, Realities of Publishing

  • Independent bookselling is being reinvented in this way right now.

    What does this make the future look like?

  • And the reach of bookselling is as deep and wide as it's ever been.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • “My philosophy of bookselling is still forming,” acknowledges Kornegay.

    Turnrow

  • As you may know (or not), bookselling is the lowest financial rung of retail.

    Easter Lemming Liberal News

  • “My philosophy of bookselling is still forming,” acknowledges Kornegay.

    August 2008

  • The biggest change in bookselling I notice now as a customer is the huge increase in author appearances, booksigning events, poetry readings and the like.

    Comments from a reader

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