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One that sells books, especially the owner of a bookstore.


a person whose business consists of selling books


(ˈbʊkˌsɛl ər)

a person who sells books, esp. the proprietor of a bookstore.
book′sell`ing, n.
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Noun1.bookseller - the proprietor of a bookstorebookseller - the proprietor of a bookstore  
owner, proprietor - (law) someone who owns (is legal possessor of) a business; "he is the owner of a chain of restaurants"
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[ˈbʊkˌseləʳ] Nlibrero/a m/f
a bookseller'suna librería


[ˈbʊksɛlər] nlibraire mf


[ˈbʊkˌsɛləʳ] nlibraio


(buk) noun
1. a number of sheets of paper (especially printed) bound together. an exercise book.
2. a piece of writing, bound and covered. I've written a book on Shakespeare.
3. a record of bets.
1. to buy or reserve (a ticket, seat etc) for a play etc. I've booked four seats for Friday's concert.
2. to hire in advance. We've booked the hall for Saturday.
ˈbookable adjective
able to be reserved in advance. Are these seats bookable?
ˈbooking noun
a reservation.
ˈbooklet (-lit) noun
a small, thin book. a booklet about the history of the town.
ˈbookbinding noun
putting the covers on books.
ˈbookbinder noun
ˈbookcase noun
a set of shelves for books.
ˈbooking-office noun
an office where travel tickets etc are sold. a queue at the station booking-office.
ˈbookmaker noun
a professional betting man who takes bets and pays winnings.
ˈbookmark noun
something put in a book to mark a particular page.
ˈbookseller noun
a person who sells books.
ˈbookshelf noun
a shelf on which books are kept.
ˈbookshop noun
a shop which sells books.
ˈbookworm noun
a person who reads a lot.
booked up
having every ticket sold. The theatre is booked up for the season.
book in
to sign one's name on the list of guests at an hotel etc. We have booked in at the Royal Hotel.
by the book
strictly according to the rules. She always does things by the book.
References in classic literature ?
What a happy day for booksellers, music-sellers, and print-shops
The composite order again offered its advantages, and a second edition of the base was given, as the booksellers say, with additions and improvements.
Because he is one of the four sworn booksellers of the university
Thus a swarm of foolish novels and monstrous romances will be produced, either to the great impoverishing of booksellers, or to the great loss of time and depravation of morals in the reader; nay, often to the spreading of scandal and calumny, and to the prejudice of the characters of many worthy and honest people.
After the most conscientious revision the book had last year been published, and had been distributed among the booksellers.
What is called a taking title, serves the direct interest of the bookseller or publisher, who by this means sometimes sells an edition while it is yet passing the press.
said the author, "would your worship, then, have me give it to a bookseller who will give three maravedis for the copyright and think he is doing me a favour?
That any bookseller should think it worth-while to purchase what he did not think it worth-while to publish seems extraordinary.
Now and then she would pause and look into the window of some bookseller or flower shop, where, at this early hour, the goods were being arranged, and empty gaps behind the plate glass revealed a state of undress.
I believe I had no money to buy them, but there was an open account, or a comity, between the printer and the bookseller, and I must have been allowed a certain discretion in regard to getting books.
If Emily considered herself capable of contributing in this way to the completeness of his great work on "the ruined cities," she had only to apply to his bookseller in London, who would pay her the customary remuneration and give her every assistance of which she might stand in need.
If you refuse my request," I said, "you will oblige me, Major, to go to the nearest bookseller and tell him to buy the Trial for me.