• WordNet 3.6
    • n bookman a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bookman A studious man; a scholar.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bookman In old English law, one who held bookland.
    • n bookman A studious or learned man; a scholar; a student; hence, one who is more familiar with books than with men and things.
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In literature:

He also was a bookman, but, unlike Barry Cornwall, he generally knew how to mint his gathered gold, and to stamp the coinage with his own head.
"Ponkapog Papers" by Thomas Bailey Aldrich
Until the age of thirty, he was not in the least a bookman, but a healthy, man of action.
"The American Spirit in Literature," by Bliss Perry
They might prove delightful traveling companions, as the bookman had said, but they were most uncomfortable things to sit on.
"Kent Knowles: Quahaug" by Joseph C. Lincoln
A bookman's weak point, you know!
"The Caxtons, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
A man who does not possess many books is not a bookman.
"Literary Taste: How to Form It" by Arnold Bennett
Only in the lamplit closet of the bookman, the fanatic of first and fine editions, is it remembered and revered.
"Prose Fancies" by Richard Le Gallienne
She thanked the bookman for his loan and, with the child, went out.
"The Flower of the Chapdelaines" by George W. Cable
Lowell, for example was a bookman; Roosevelt was a man of action who wrote books.
"Americans All" by Various
Not so does the genuine bookman form his library.
"Mental Efficiency" by Arnold Bennett
The Bookman, Aug. 1915, containing illustrated article by George Sampson.
"The Samuel Butler Collection at Saint John's College Cambridge" by Henry Festing Jones
The bookman is not always killed in a man by service in the field.
"The Creed of the Old South 1865-1915" by Basil L. Gildersleeve
For me, I was born and bred a bookman.
"From a Cornish Window" by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
The London Bookman wanted to find out if novelists generally drew their characters from actual people.
"When Winter Comes to Main Street" by Grant Martin Overton
Campbell tasted pretty sharply of the good and ill of the present state of society, and, for a bookman, had beheld strange sights.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 2, July, 1850." by Various
Tinson, Stereotyper, 24 Bookman street.
"The History and Records of the Elephant Club" by Knight Russ Ockside and Q. K. Philander Doesticks
As a bookman Guy Berridge stood alone.
"Witching Hill" by E. W. Hornung
With the run of his father's library, and the benefits of that born bookman's guidance, he now set out to educate himself.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 4" by Various
However, no bookman could run as Marc did this morning; and so I know he is not wholly spoiled by the monks.
"Strange Stories of Colonial Days" by Various
This story won the L100 prize in the Bookman competition.
"The Girl Crusoes" by Mrs. Herbert Strang
Richard a typical bookman.
"The Thirteenth" by James J. Walsh

In poetry:

A world of books amid a world of green,
Sweet song without, sweet song again within
Flowers in the garden, in the folios too:
O happy Bookman, let me live with you!
"A Library In A Garden" by Richard Le Gallienne

In news:

Jamie Roth and Sandra Bookman, Eyewitness News.
Readers' Choice: Readers Choice: Bookman.
Dallas, Texas Bookman has launched, an online wholesale distributor of remainder, promotional, closeout, and bargain priced books.
Stories by Sandra Bookman .
We stood at a magazine rack the other night, holding a $25 (we kid you not) design magazine in our sweaty hands, and had one thought: "Do they have this used at Bookmans".
She was born, Nov 6, 1917, in St Marys, a daughter of the late William Francis and Nellie Bookman Adkins.
Bookman in San Juan .
Details from Bookmans Entertainment Exchange website (
Plus, you get to go to Bookmans afterwards.
Before you let your fingers do the walking, check out Bookman's.
End of the road for Evanston's celebrated Bookman's Alley.
Owner to close book on Bookman's Alley.