One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person who sells books, especially as the owner or manager of a bookshop.
- ‘I used to be a bookseller and that generally means one acquires books without even trying.’
- ‘Benefit tickets were sold by booksellers, by the theater, and by the author and his friends.’
- ‘Aiming to tap this holiday mood, a number of publishers and booksellers are organising book exhibitions in the city.’
- ‘We did call a bookseller to value the books, but it was priced a little high.’
- ‘In choosing a shelf for this particular book, the bookseller has several legitimate options.’
- ‘At a time when independent booksellers dealing in new books are struggling, the number of used bookstores is on the rise.’
- ‘The increasing demand for books is reflected in the inventories of the stocks of booksellers and publishers.’
- ‘Not only is Heather dictating what the booksellers should sell you, but also what they look like as they do it.’
- ‘A marketing plan tells the booksellers how you plan to create demand for your book.’
- ‘What keeps people in publishing - as writers, as editors, as booksellers - is the practice of putting books in front of the public.’
- ‘Prior to publication, booksellers had ordered a grand total of 200 copies of this second novel.’
- ‘This applies all the way down the chain of publication, to the bookseller, the librarian, and the newsagent.’
- ‘A local bookseller lends them the merchandise and pays them a small commission on each item sold.’
- ‘Back here at home, I have had to sell this book at my local second-hand booksellers in order to buy a pack of cigarettes.’
- ‘The earliest publishers were booksellers who sold authors' works direct to the public.’
- ‘It was listed in the next season's catalogue and the sales representatives had begun pitching it to booksellers.’
- ‘Such books are sold through small booksellers, who are not accountable to any sales laws and who do not care for business ethics.’
- ‘While consumers may use bestseller lists as buying guides, the lists are useful to booksellers as a marketing tool.’
- ‘By 1994, the plaintiff and his wife had become extremely successful art dealers and booksellers.’
- ‘The publisher would not reveal the size of its initial print run but said it was forced to publish a second edition with some booksellers quickly selling out.’
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