They thank their favorite childhood bookstores, the librarians who shelved all the books they borrowed for reading and research, or the booksellers who hand-sell their titles to their customers.
What does "hand-sell" mean here?
How to use the word?
2019년 7월 15일 오전 7:09
Answers · 2
In this context, it means "with individual attention." The bookseller talks to the customer about their preferences, suggests a title, finds the book and hands it to the customer.
2019년 7월 15일
It could have a literal meaning, selling them by-hand rather than on the internet. However, it's something not typically used. You 'hand-make' something but you don't normally hand-sell something. It sounds strange!