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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.
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(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
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(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.
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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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Like the bibliopole Welford, he had grown up in his father's bookstore, and like Strong, he had graduated from Columbia.
[Mazzolini] de Prierio, Silvester (1514-1515), Summa summaru: que Siluestrina dicitur, Bononie, impressa in edibus Benedicti Hectoris, bibliopole bononiensis, anno Domini M.D.XIIII (IIII.
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!"), while Bendorf suggests provocatively that university "librarians have now set themselves apart, with their own reward systems and with technological skills that many faculty members could not begin to comprehend."