The new booksellers bring a modern approach to the business: In place of the dusty riots of yore are more curated, well-lit shops that emphasize personal service and community...
6. Revelry, celebration, merriment, esp. of an unrestrained, lively, or noisy nature; (in extended use) noise, hubbub.
c1440 (?a1400) Morte Arthure l. 412 Thene the roy reall rehetes thes knyghttys Wyth reuerence and ryotte of all his rounde table. a1522 G. DOUGLAS tr. Virgil Æneid (1957) IV. Prol. 159 Lat ws in ryot leif, in sport and gam. a1681 R. ALLESTREE 40 Serm. (1684) I. vi. 83 It is to chuse the riot of one meal, one good feast, and to starve the whole remainder of a mans life. 1728 J. THOMSON Spring 23 To swell the Riot of the gathering Feast. 1739 P. WHITEHEAD Manners 8 What sing-song Riot, and what Eunuch-squawling. 1794 A. RADCLIFFE Mysteries of Udolpho I. vi. 173 A sound of many voices in loud merriment burst upon her ear. It seemed not the laugh of cheerfulness, but of riot. 1815 J. SCOTT Visit to Paris (ed. 2) Pref. p. lxv, The free vent given to what may be termed the clamour and riot of satisfaction by the absence of official arrangement. 1841 DICKENS Old Curiosity Shop I. xix. 197 Quickening their steps to get clear of all the roar and riot. 1873 W. H. DIXON Hist. Two Queens II. XII. vii. 326 With bray of snorting horns and riot of exploding guns. 1920 J. FARNOL Geste of Duke Jocelyn xii. 251 The air thrilled with this merry riot. 1966 A. J. ARBERRY tr. M. Iqbal Javid-nama 35 Unto the passion of minstrelsy give leave to clamour and riot, Give wine again to profligate and censor. 2005 A. SAGE Magyk xviii. 183 After ten years of waking every day to the busy sounds of The Ramblings, not to mention the riot and hubbub of the six Heap boys, the silence was deafening.
Meanwhile, though, is there such thing as a bricks-and-mortar store that lets you buy electronic books and music straight to your ebook or player in addition to buying printed materials to carry home? A sort of listening lounge and gathering place and cafe with the option to try and buy electronic publications? posted by pracowity at 1:32 PM on August 2
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