bookstore

[boo k-stawr, -stohr]

Origin of bookstore

An Americanism dating back to 1755–65; book + store
Also called book·shop [boo k-shop] /ˈbʊkˌʃɒp/.
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Word Origin and History for bookstore
n.

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

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