Posted on May 11, 2022 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

There's a certain stereotype to what a rare-book collector might look like or where they might come from, socioeconomically.

That might have held true in the past, but the New York Times reports that it's not necessarily the case any more.

In particular, far more younger collectors are now in the antique trade.

Sure, they don't have the deep pockets of someone who's had decades more to save up, but they're honing their craft at estate sales and used-book stores, where they're more likely to be able to afford something — either a hidden gem or a future treasure.

You can read about the younger rare-book collectors and how they came to this field in the NY Times.

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