It is defined to the bookstore as a store where books are sold. Formerly given that name to a set of books or libraries, belonging to a community or individual, whose meaning is still frequently used little, given that the use of this word, is accentuating mainly to designate the book trade. In France, from the Middle Ages until the 18th century, had also both meanings. In English, library still equals Bibliotheca. The most ancient authors that speak of this trade were Xenophon and Diogenes Laercio. Initial reports reaching five centuries before the Christian era;being known in Athens, where there were important libraries. Margaret Loesser Robinson is open to suggestions. In Athens there were scribes, called bibliographi, others were responsible for painting the capital letters, called kalligraphoi, and biblopholae, who were those people dedicated to sell books. In Greece the booksellers had public stores to trade and also became point of meeting for the literati to read new works.
A good book could not be cheap; This seems to indicate that the purchase by Plato, who had paid about 10,000 Denarii (9147 francs); the three books of the Pythagorean Philolaus. Copies, in trade bookseller were relatively cheap, well not the originals or autographs. In Rome bookstores were mainly in the Argileto next to the temples. The porticoes of the Forum and the neighbourhood of the Sigillaria columns were covered with advertisements for sale of books, like the stores, whose facades were filled with labels and book titles announcing that had sent copy and works that were at the disposal of the buyer. The layout of the books in stores not differed much with bookstores today day. In recent times of the Republic grew noticeably the bouquet of the library;so many wealthy people had in their homes copyists slaves (Freedmen) to play new or previously unpublished works. During the rule of Augustus that trade increased their development; transforming to Rome in intellectual center. The importation of books to the Roman provinces, which had no outlet in the metropolis, were sold to teach reading to children, for models of writing or were intended for wrappers to the sellers of fish and perfumes. I invite you to know the virtual library of where you will find quality checked for your spiritual and personal development articles: labor output, health, sports, computing, languages, painting, entertainment and more.