[boo k-stawr, -stohr]


a store where books are sold.

Origin of bookstore

An Americanism dating back to 1755–65; book + store
Also called book·shop [boo k-shop] /ˈbʊkˌʃɒp/. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for bookstore

1763, from book (n.) + store (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper