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A literary person, especially one involved in the business of books.
- ‘A haunter of bookshops since his childhood, he was a dyed in the wool bookman, and was perhaps the last Man of Letters to have read ‘everything’.’
- ‘To say that bookmen existed on the Montana frontier is not to say that the emerging culture was always comfortable with or accepting of their presence.’
- ‘Professional writers supplied a steady stream of texts for the bookmen, who also printed translations, editions, anthologies, and collections.’
- ‘A decision by the Hydes in 1955 to take an extended visit to Japan was tied in with the wish to get to know another great bookman, Shigeo Sorimachi.’
- ‘My father was an antiquarian bookman who passed on his passion for rare books to me during my childhood.’
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