Definition of bibliopole in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbiblēəˌpōl/


A person who buys and sells books, especially rare ones.
Example sentences
  • The new editor, starting with the Summer, 1991 issue, was Mr Davis, the noted bibliopole then located in New Jersey.
  • But the city does have a few bibliopoles or sellers of rare second-hand books.
  • ‘They are in the market,’ grumbled one bibliopole, as agents for wealthy clients pushed prices to new highs.


Late 18th century: via Latin from Greek bibliopōlēs, from biblion 'book' + pōlēs 'seller'.

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Syllabification: bib·li·o·pole

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