from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A stand or stall on which books, generally second-hand, are displayed for sale.
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Indeed a point of gallantry was involved in my doing so, inasmuch as I had not left France alone, but had come from the prisons of St. Pelagie with my distinguished and unfortunate friend Madame Roland (in two volumes which I bought for two francs each, at the book-stall in the Place de la Concorde, Paris, at the corner of the Rue Royale).
Reprinted Pieces 2007
Elated with success and piqued by the growing interest of the problem, they have left no book-stall unsearched, no chest in a garret unopened, no file of old yellow accounts to decompose in damp and worms, so keen was the hope to discover whether the boy
Representative Men 2006
He stood at the appointed book-stall amid a crowd of Sunday travellers, in a Harris tweed suit exhaling, as it were, the emotion of his thumping heart.
To Let 2004
There, having tipped the guard to secure emptiness, she left her bag in a corner seat and took up her stand by the book-stall, where Jon must pass with his ticket.
Swan Song 2004
Peace, which he bought at a second-hand book-stall for five cents.
Our Mr. Wrenn 2004
So it came to pass that one day, whilst wandering listlessly about the streets of the old town, I came to a small book-stall, and stopping, commenced turning over the books; I took up at least
He read the names of the novels on the bookstall, and bought one at last, to avoid being regarded with suspicion by the book-stall clerk.
To Let 2004
As I returned to the inn from the train I took refuge from a shower in one of the rows or covered streets, to which, as I have already said, one ascends by flights of steps; stopping at a book-stall I took up a book which chanced to be a Welsh one.
One evening in early autumn, as he stood before the book-stall at the end of Goodge Street, a familiar voice accosted him.
New Grub Street 2003
I remember once, in passing a book-stall, to have caught these words from a page of some satiric author: “By this time I became convinced that the London newspapers spoke truth at least twice a week, viz., on Tuesday and Saturday, and might safely be depended upon for — the list of bankrupts.”
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