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 (bĭb′lē-ə-pōl′) also bib·li·op·o·list (bĭb′lē-ŏp′ə-lĭst)
A dealer in rare books.

[Latin bibliopōla, bookseller, from Greek bibliopōlēs : biblio-, biblio- + pōlein, to sell; see pel- in Indo-European roots.]

bib′li·o·pol′ic (-pŏl′ĭk), bib′li·o·pol′i·cal adj.


(ˈbɪblɪəʊˌpəʊl) or


(Professions) a dealer in books, esp rare or decorative ones
[C18: from Latin bibliopōla, from Greek bibliopōlēs bookseller, from biblio- + pōlein to sell]
ˌbibliˈopoly n


(ˈbɪb li əˌpoʊl)

also bib•li•op•o•list

(ˌbɪb liˈɒp ə lɪst)

a bookseller, esp. a dealer in rare or used books.
[1765–75; < Latin bibliopōla < Greek bibliopṓlēs=biblio- biblio- + -pōlēs, agent derivative of pōleîsthai to sell]
bib`li•o•pol′ic (-ˈpɒl ɪk) bib`li•o•po′lar, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bibliopole - a dealer in secondhand books (especially rare or curious books)bibliopole - a dealer in secondhand books (especially rare or curious books)
bargainer, dealer, monger, trader - someone who purchases and maintains an inventory of goods to be sold
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Contract award: provision of audiovisual documents for the bibliopole.
The four central characters in Corey Redekop's invigorating first novel are bibliognostic bibliophiles, bibliomaniacal and bibliophagic, who work for a bibliopole and indulge in biblioclasm.
D'Israeli, on the one hand, invites us to consider the distinctions between a bibliopole, bibliothecaire, bibliognoste, bibliographe, bibliophile, bibliotaphe, and a bibliomane ("an indiscriminate accumulator, who blunders faster than he buys, cock-brained, and purse-heavy