bookstore

[ boo k-stawr, -stohr ]
/ ˈbʊkˌstɔr, -ˌstoʊr /
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noun

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/.
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bookstore


n.

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

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