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Definition of "book-trade" [book-trade]

  • The buying and selling of books; the business of printing and publishing books. (noun)
  • Those, collectively, who are engaged in this business. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "book-trade" in a sentence
  • "BOOKEXPO AMERICA Jane Fonda, Roger Ebert and young-adult author Sarah Dessen provide marquee names, while book-trade professionals exhibit and network."
  • "Comics in print really have only two outlets – the comic shops (and the few book stores still carring comics), and the collected TPB for the book-trade."
  • "The wrapper was discovered by the Bodleian's head of conservation, Michael Turner, when sorting through an archive of book-trade ephemera that had been bought by the Bodleian in a sale in 1892."