bookery

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From book +‎ -ery.

Noun[edit]

bookery (countable and uncountable, plural bookeries)

  1. (countable) a collection of books
    • 1878, Memorials of the Old Chicago Library:
      The young lady of the period, whose average reading was one new novel per diem, had long before sought pastures new at Cobb's, or other bookeries.
  2. (uncountable) study of or passion for books
    • 1907, Thomas Hood: His Life and Times - Page 364:
      Hood returned to London looking and feeling well and ready to take up his "bookery" again with renewed zest.