[boo k-stawl]

Origin of bookstall

First recorded in 1790–1800; book + stall1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for bookstall

Historical Examples of bookstall

  • 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.

  • The coincidences of the bookstall are sometimes very remarkable.

  • At Paddington I bought a label at the bookstall and wrote it for him.

    Once a Week

    Alan Alexander Milne

British Dictionary definitions for bookstall


  1. a stall or stand where periodicals, newspapers, or books are soldUS word: newsstand
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