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Bookselling is the commercial trading of books which is the retail and distribution end of the publishing process. People who engage in bookselling are called booksellers, bookwomen, or bookmen. The founding of libraries in 300 BC stimulated the energies of the Athenian booksellers. In Rome, toward the end of the republic, it became the fashion to have a library, and Roman booksellers carried on a flourishing trade.

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This is very smart!

Contributed by Violetta Gir

Publisher's Weekly released this article about the state of bookstores in America, revealing that Montana has the most bookstores per capita. The article also breaks the numbers down into different types of bookstores, which might be more informative as chain bookstores seem to slowly be disappearing and independent and used bookstores see more success.

Contributed by Sammo Lea

Bookstores welcome all kinds of customers--even the not so well-spoken. Here are some great lines booksellers have heard over the years. And if ten examples aren't enough, you can purchase Jen Campbell's book of customer questions, called "Weird Things Customers Say in Bookstores."

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