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A bookstore.


a shop in which books are sold


1. 'library'

A library is a building where books are kept that people can look at or borrow.

You can borrow the book from your local library.

A library is also a private collection of books, or a room in a large house where books are kept.

I once stayed in one of his houses and saw his library.
2. 'bookshop'

Don't refer to a shop where you can buy books as a 'library'. In Britain, a shop like this is called a bookshop. In America, it is called a bookstore.

I went into the bookshop to buy a present for my son.
My wife works in a bookstore.
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Noun1.bookshop - a shop where books are soldbookshop - a shop where books are sold    
shop, store - a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services; "he bought it at a shop on Cape Cod"
مَتْجَرٌ لِبيْعِ الكُتُبمَكْتَبَة لِبيع الكُتُبِ
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[ˈbʊkʃɒp] N (esp Brit) → librería f


[ˈbʊkʃɒp] nlibrairie fbook signing n (by author)séance f de dédicace


[ˈbukˌʃɒp] bookstore (Am) [ˈbukˌstɔːʳ] nlibreria


(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.


مَكْتَبَة لِبيع الكُتُبِ knihkupectví boghandel Buchladen βιβλιοπωλείο librería kirjakauppa librairie knjižara libreria 書店 서점 boekwinkel bokhandel księgarnia livraria книжный магазин bokhandel ร้านหนังสือ kitapçı hiệu sách 书店
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