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[boo k-stawl] /ˈbʊkˌstɔl/
a stand, booth, or stall at which books are sold, usually secondhand.
British. a newsstand.
Origin of bookstall
First recorded in 1790-1800; book + stall1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He made his way towards Smithfield and stopped in front of a bookstall.

    The Foolish Lovers St. John G. Ervine
  • Eleanor arrived at the bookstall almost simultaneously with themselves.

    The Foolish Lovers St. John G. Ervine
  • He walked to the end of the platform, and then back to the bookstall.

    One Day's Courtship Robert Barr
  • The coincidences of the bookstall are sometimes very remarkable.

    The Book-Hunter in London William Roberts
  • At Paddington I bought a label at the bookstall and wrote it for him.

    Once a Week Alan Alexander Milne
  • As the Chinese boy got her things together Jane espied the bookstall.

    The Pagan Madonna Harold MacGrath
  • Doggie spent the night under the lee of the bookstall at Waterloo Station.

    The Rough Road

    William John Locke
  • Mr. Trew left her at the bookstall to go on a journey in search of verification.

    Love at Paddington

    W. Pett Ridge
  • Suppose you go to the bookstall and see if you can find out any of our young friends.

    Vice Versa F. Anstey
  • George, who had wandered to the bookstall, returned to us with a wild look in his eyes.

    Three Men on the Bummel Jerome K. Jerome
British Dictionary definitions for bookstall


a stall or stand where periodicals, newspapers, or books are sold US word newsstand
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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