Definition of term:: Reference Library

  • What every legitimate bookseller should have, and what many take great pride in. The Internet is a great tool, but it is a poor substitute for a comprehensive library of bibliographic reference works. Although printed references can make mistakes too, only some idiots can write a bibliography, whereas any idiot can post something on the world wide web.
French: Bibliographies
German: Handapparat
Source: What bookdealers really mean. A dictionary by Tom Congalton and Dan Gregory (Between the Covers), with additions from other sources