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[boo k-stawr, -stohr] /ˈbʊkˌstɔr, -ˌstoʊr/
a store where books are sold.
Also called bookshop
[boo k-shop] /ˈbʊkˌʃɒp/ (Show IPA)
Origin of bookstore
1755-65, Americanism; book + store Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It means going to an actual bookstore and actually purchasing an actual book on the topic, and then actually reading it.
  • You'll also find a schedule of bookstore and public appearances there.
  • Spanning an entire city block, it's the largest new-and-used bookstore in the world and stocks more than a million volumes.
  • Have students visit a bookstore or sporting goods store and find maps in books or stand-alone maps available for purchase.
  • Most bookstore owners didnt have the technical background needed to compete in this arena.
  • The company plans to have its own bookstore where students can download textbooks.
  • Walk into your local bookstore this afternoon and chances are the manga section is bigger than the science fiction collection.
  • Since the bookstore won't have a lot of time to process my order, this will give more students an opportunity to get the books.
  • When students purchase a textbook and then sell it back to the bookstore, they're essentially subscribing to it for a term.
  • Their campus bookstore, after all, will be selling upgrades for a song.
Word Origin and History for bookstore

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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