LIBRARY vs. BOOKSHOP
LIBRARY vs. BOOKSHOP: meaning and examples
Today we will look at two commonly misused words in English: library and bookshop.
Meaning of Library: a place where books, documents, CDs, etc. are available for you to look at or borrow (biblioteca).
Meaning of Bookshop (sometimes bookstore): a shop that sells books (librería).
Craig: Did you buy all the books you need for the course?
Jenny: No, they're so expensive! I borrowed most of them from the public library. Unfortunately, I need to return them soon because another person is waiting for them.
Mark: Where do you want to meet?
Andy: How about that huge bookshop on Passeig de Gracia? I need to buy the next novel we're going to read in the Ziggurat Book Club.
Grace: Where's the largest bookshop in this town?
Steve: I don't know - I buy all my books online these days. There are nine million titles on the Amazon website!
Henry Clay Folger was an oil magnate who left his library of Shakespeare to the American people when he died. It's a very important collection and can be consulted by the public.
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