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antiquarian (an-ti-KWAR-ee-uhn) adjective

1. Of or relating to antiquaries or to the study or collecting of antiquities.

2. Dealing in or having to do with old or rare books.

antiquarian noun

One who studies, collects, or deals in antiquities.

"For the few black buyers chasing black antiquarian books, the problem is that most are either available only in the US or on a short print run in the UK, making them almost impossible to find." The Bookshop for black folks, Weekly Journal, The, 4 Mar 1997.

This week's theme: words about books.

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