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[boo k-sel-er] /ˈbʊkˌsɛl ər/
the owner or proprietor of a bookstore.
1520-30; book + seller
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bookselling, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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  • Always be happy to sign extra copies for a bookseller.
  • Amazon was a bookseller and the warehouse was where they kept the books.
  • If you lived in a great city, you might have a great bookseller and that was a fine thing indeed.
  • He is also a professional book collector and bookseller.
  • The business of a retail bookseller was carried on mainly by direct transactions in his shop.
  • Yon second-hand bookseller is second to none in the worth of the treasures which he dispenses.
  • To embark on his career as a bookseller and publisher was a simpler, if more hazardous, undertaking.
  • The methods employed by the bookseller and publisher for advertising his books are mainly a matter of surmise.
  • The work seems to have been a mere bookseller's venture.
  • Whatever happens at the auction will dictate the fate of the bookseller, which has already closed more than a third of its stores.

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