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bookstore

[boo k-stawr, -stohr] /ˈbʊkˌstɔr, -ˌstoʊr/
noun
1.
a store where books are sold.
Also called bookshop
[boo k-shop] /ˈbʊkˌʃɒp/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1755-1765
1755-65, Americanism; book + store
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Word Origin and History for book shop

bookstore

n.

1763, from book (n.) + store (n.).

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