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UK trade magazine founded in 1858 by J. Whitaker. It carries news and features about publishing and bookselling, and many senior industry figures have appeared in its correspondence ...

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
208 words

... A vendor and, until around 1800 , a publisher of books. The medieval trade of selling MSS developed during the early modern period into that of selling printed books. Early bookseller s, often selling both MS and printed texts, sometimes styled themselves *stationers ; the London livery company to which some of them belonged was the *Stationers’ Company . London and Edinburgh were the focal points of the early British book trade, although provincial bookseller s gradually emerged during the late 16 th and 17 th centuries. By the mid-18 th ...

independent bookseller

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A Dictionary of Publishing

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Current Version:
2019
Subject:
Media studies
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96 words

...independent bookseller A bookshop owned by a person rather than a large company. Usually just one shop is owned, but on occasion there may be several in different towns or cities. Independent bookshops have full control over the whole business, choosing the books they stock and promoting them as they see fit. Many independent booksellers have closed due to fierce competition from chain booksellers , supermarkets, and online sales . Those that remain have often diversified their business by making part of the shop a café, or offering additional goods or...

chain bookseller

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A Dictionary of Publishing

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
100 words

...chain bookseller One of a number of retail outlets, owned by the same company, that sell books. Examples include Waterstones in the UK, and Barnes & Noble in the USA, who both have bookshops in many high streets across their respective countries, in addition to their websites where books can be bought. The branding is the same for all shops within the chain and there is usually centralized buying, distribution, and marketing. Other chains that sell books include supermarkets, who buy centrally, demanding large discounts from publishers, and who sell bestsellers...

Bookseller, The

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
104 words

..., The UK trade magazine founded in 1858 by J. *Whitaker . It carries news and features about publishing and bookselling, and many senior industry figures have appeared in its correspondence columns. Its online site ( see world wide web ) has a newsfeed to subscribers. Editors have included Edmond Segrave , David Whitaker , and Louis Baum . Since 1999 it has been owned by VNU Entertainment Media UK Ltd. Each year, the Bookseller ’s Diagram Prize is awarded to the oddest book title: winners have included Reusing Old Graves , Greek Rural...

Australian Bookseller & Publisher

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The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
96 words

...Bookseller & Publisher , founded by D. W. Thorpe in 1921 , is a monthly publication still emanating from D. W. Thorpe Pty Ltd, publishers of trade journals and reference books. Originally ( 1921–25 ) titled the Australasian Stationery and Fancy Goods Journal , and later with other titles, the Bookseller split into two in 1971 , its other half becoming the Australian Newsagent and Stationer . The Bookseller contains a list of Australian books published in the previous month (cumulated in Thorpe's Australian Books in Print ), news of the...

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Language reference
Length:
170 words

... • Allah , calla, Caracalla, Haller, inshallah, pallor, Valhalla, valour ( US valor), Whyalla • gabbler , tabla • ambler , gambler, rambler, scrambler • Adler , saddler • handler • angler , dangler, strangler, wrangler • tackler • trampler • antler • dazzler • Carla , challah, Douala, gala, Guatemala, Gujranwala, impala, kabbala, Kampala, koala, La Scala, Lingala, Mahler, Marsala, masala, nyala, parlour ( US parlor), Sinhala, snarler, tala, tambala, Uppsala • garbler • chandler • sparkler • sampler • a cappella , Arabella, Bella,...

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Pocket Oxford Italian Dictionary: English-Italian (4 ed.)

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Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
5 words
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Pocket Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary: English-French (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
4 words
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Pocket Oxford Irish Dictionary: English-Irish

Reference type:
Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
5 words
bookseller

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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
10 words
bookseller

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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
10 words
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Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary: English-Latin (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries, Classical studies
Length:
11 words
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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
41 words
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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
15 words
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
46 words
Bookseller

Bookseller  

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UK trade magazine founded in 1858 by J. Whitaker. It carries news and features about publishing and bookselling, and many senior industry figures have appeared in its correspondence columns. Its ...
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bookseller  

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A vendor and, until around 1800, a publisher of books. The medieval trade of selling MSS developed during the early modern period into that of selling printed books. Early booksellers ...
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The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
232 words

... London was the early centre of the book trade. The publisher–booksellers were especially found in St Paul's Churchyard and on London Bridge. They had thousands of books in their warehouses, ranging from substantial theological, historical, and literary works down to chapbooks and ballads . See Margaret Spufford , Small Books and Pleasant Histories: Popular Fiction and its Readership in Seventeenth‐Century England (1981). The links between the capital and the provinces are shown in the case of the Simmons family, who moved from Kidderminster to...

booksellers’ catalogues

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
306 words

...references to appropriate bibliographical and other reference works. Booksellers’ catalogues can in themselves become important reference works when they contain well-catalogued collections of works devoted to a particular author, collector, or subject. Booksellers’ catalogues are distinct from publishers’ or *auction catalogues . The former are concerned with the marketing of a single *imprint or group of imprints. Auction catalogues have much in common with antiquarian booksellers’ catalogues , but differ chiefly by their lack of a fixed price for...

booksellers’ price code

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
131 words

...’ price code Coded markings in old or rare books serve as a reminder to the bookseller of the original price paid (and sometimes the date or place of purchase). This most often takes the form of a simple substitution code, where a ten-letter word such as ‘Cumberland’ (in which each letter is used once only) is made to stand for the ten digits: C=1, U=2. More complex formulations are sometimes found. Codes can often be seen in 17 th -century books, where prices may be written on the *title-page in ink; more modern dealers tend to add them in pencil at...

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