from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that sells books, especially the owner of a bookstore.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person engaged in the business of selling books.
- n. A business that sells books.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who sells books.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A person who carries on the business of selling books.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a dealer in books; a merchant who sells books
- n. the proprietor of a bookstore
I haven't met all the booksellers in the world, but I am kinda going with the hypothesis that the difference between a real bookseller and a collector masquerading as a bookseller is the quality of their personal collection.
Not that toiling as a bookseller is anyway to get rich quick.
By the very nature of his calling the bookseller is a man of reading and culture; now and then among them you find a man of rare culture.
She kept what she called a bookseller's shop as well as the post-office; but the supply of books corresponded exactly to the lack of demand for them, and her chief trade was in nicknacks, from marbles and money-boxes up to concertinas.
She kept what she called a bookseller's shop as well as the post-office; but the supply of books corresponded exactly to the lack of demand for them, and her chief trade was in nick-nacks, from marbles and money-boxes up to concertinas.
This weekend found me not on the water or throwing bumpers for the dogs but killing time at yet another national chain bookseller waiting on my wife's flight to arrive in Oklahoma City.
And this morning, the Detroit Free Press notes that the bookseller is facing being delisted from the New York Stock Exchange.
Sounds lame but it's a good gift item, as a bookseller is too cheap to buy that many at once for themselves.
The world of the bookseller is changing at an unprecedented rate as a host of pressures transform and distort the traditional model, but the need to sell books well remains a constant.
Another AbeBooks bookseller is profiled by a local newspaper today – this time it is Vic Linoff who runs the Those Were The Days!