from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A bookstore.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A shop which sells books.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A bookseller's shop.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A book-store.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a shop where books are sold
It was with tremendous excitement that I discovered Gay's the Word bookshop in the early 1990s.
The “courtyard” area of the bookshop is a cool green oasis with potted palms and a feng shui fountain.
When Malone's Copenhagen bookshop is burned to the ground, it becomes brutally clear that those responsible will stop at nothing to get what they want.
La muse agitée, the blogger of the Vallauris bookshop, is enthusiastic [Fr]:
Unfortunately, my nearest local indie bookshop is now 170 miles away.
Nearly 44% of surveyed teens never or rarely visit a chain bookshop and 68% never or rarely visit an independent bookshop.
MPH is the biggest chain bookshop and can claim to be the oldest, since it was originally set up as Methodist Publishing House 100 years ago.
Just about the only thing I miss about having my own sf/fantasy/mystery bookshop is the books.
BTW my favourite London bookshop is an independent one - although fairly large - Daunts on Marylebone High Street.
As a rule a bookshop is horribly cold in winter, because if it is too warm the windows get misted over, and a bookseller lives on his windows.