Word of the Day

Bouquiniste: a dealer in secondhand books

I first heard this term associated with the book sellers along the embankment of the river Seine. The OED is dismissive, “used books of little value”, but it’s a charming term and gives some glamour to the work of sorting and organizing the incoming stream of books.

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