Definition of 'bookshop'
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The joy of a second-hand bookshop is browsing and sometimes coming upon a treasure. Times, Sunday Times (2017)How can independent bookshops hope to compete when most bestsellers are cheaper through the chains and the internet? Times, Sunday Times (2009)Not all independent bookshops are struggling. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They grew up within walking distance of the countryside and spent much of their time either rambling or in the local bookshop. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He is warming to his central conviction: good bookshops can still make money. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This is the thing about second-hand bookshops. Times, Sunday Times (2009)She read her way through the self-help section of her local bookshop. Times, Sunday Times (2007)There are now 27 per cent fewer independent bookshops than a decade ago. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It's nice when a big book chain behaves like a local bookshop. Times, Sunday Times (2013)More than one in ten independent bookshops went out of business last year as the sector suffered its worst slump in a generation. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The windows of the big chain bookshops are littered with junk that nobody with a reading age in double figures would want to read. Times, Sunday Times (2006)We add 100m for the chain of bookshops they still hold and proceeds for other family members after tax. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Which is why my heart leaps at the sight of one of them in a second-hand bookshop or charity store. Times, Sunday Times (2009)As it stands, this is the model of a second-hand bookshop. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)Good coffee doesn't make a poor bookshop into a good one - and neither will it do so for a library. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He trudged round London bookshops to sell his first books and also handled the distribution, hiring a minicab to make the deliveries. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The internet is no substitute for a good bookshop where a real-life browser will always find something unexpected, and come away the better for it. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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Translations for 'bookshop'
British English: bookshop /ˈbʊkˌʃɒp/ NOUN
A bookshop is a shop where books are sold.
- American English: bookstore
- Arabic: مَكْتَبَة لِبيع الكُتُبِ
- Brazilian Portuguese: livraria
- Chinese: 书店
- Croatian: knjižara
- Czech: knihkupectví
- Danish: boghandel
- Dutch: boekwinkel
- European Spanish: librería
- Finnish: kirjakauppa
- French: librairie
- German: Buchladen
- Greek: βιβλιοπωλείο
- Italian: libreria
- Japanese: 書店
- Korean: 서점
- Norwegian: bokhandel
- Polish: księgarnia
- European Portuguese: livraria
- Romanian: librărie
- Russian: книжный магазин
- Spanish: librería
- Swedish: bokhandel
- Thai: ร้านหนังสือ
- Turkish: kitapçı
- Ukrainian: книгарня
- Vietnamese: hiệu sách
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