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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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Noun1.bibliopolist - a dealer in secondhand books (especially rare or curious books)bibliopolist - 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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To prolong this meditation on the difference between city and country and their associated aesthetic and moral sensibilities, he positions himself, in his own words, "in a rocking chair, inhaling the grace of a series of cigars, with my legs and slippered feet horizontally disposed, and in my hand a novel, purchased of a railroad bibliopolist" (3:147).
In 1870, while visiting Kalamazoo from Ionia, he "[v]isited Sheakspear's bookstore to see some old and rare books." In November 1871, Pierson "[s]pent the day in Detroit buying books." The next year, he wrote two articles for American Bibliopolist magazine.
A question often suggests itself, whether we shall never have our own Periodical Pulpit, and exclude the Philistine therefrom, above all, keep the Pewopener (or Bibliopolist) in his place; and so preach nothing but the sound word?