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[boo k-sel-er] /ˈbʊkˌsɛl ər/
the owner or proprietor of a bookstore.
Origin of bookseller
First recorded in 1520-30; book + seller
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bookselling, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • They were born and bred in a small cathedral town, their father was a bookseller, their degree was humble but respectable.

  • He would be both a poet and bookseller, and his brother would be his publisher.

    True to His Home Hezekiah Butterworth
  • It was a bookseller's and stationer's shop; the only one worthy of the name at Seacove.

    The Rectory Children Mrs Molesworth
  • Martial uses it of a bookseller, at whose shop his own poems may be bought.

    The Care of Books John Willis Clark
  • Here lies a bookseller, the leaf of his life being finished, awaiting a new edition, augmented and corrected.

    Curious Epitaphs William Andrews

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