Bookselling is the commercial trading of books, the retail and distribution of the publishing process. A book giving system takes this one step beyond.
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 Romans continued this flourishing trade.
The modern system of bookselling dates from soon after the introduction of printing. In the course of the 16th century, the Low Countries for a time became the chief center of the bookselling world.
Modern bookselling has changed dramatically with the advent of the Internet. With major websites such as Amazon, eBay, and other big book distributors offering affiliate programs, book sales have now, more than ever, been put in the hands of the small business owner.
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