Meaning of “bookstall” in the English Dictionary


"bookstall" in English

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bookstallnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbʊk.stɔːl/ us /ˈbʊk.stɑːl/ mainly UK

Examples from literature

  • As he turned away from the moving carriage the evening papers had just arrived at the bookstalls. 
  • He came opposite the bookstalls and stopped short and stared with unseeing eyes at the display of popular literature. 
  • IT is interesting, though ill-mannered, to watch other people at a railway bookstall and guess their choice of literature from their outward appearance. 
  • Other crowds collected at the bookstalls, and the bookstall keeper was eying with dislike men who were under the impression that they were in a free library. 
  • The clergyman seized a handful of newspapers from the bookstall. 

(Definition of “bookstall” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)