Bouquin

Un bouquin is a colloquial synonym for un livre: “a book”. You can use livre in a colloquial conversation, but bouquin is very common too.

Je me suis acheté un nouveau bouquin.
I bought a new book.

Au fait, faudrait que tu me rendes le bouquin que je t’ai prêté.
By the way, you should give me back the book I lent you.

Des bouquins (Wikimedia Commons).
Des vieux bouquins (Wikimedia Commons).

Bouquiner is a derived verb meaning “to read a book”.

J’ai passé toute la journée à bouquiner.
I spent the whole day reading.

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