Bibliomaniac



excessive fondness for acquiring and possessing books.
Historical Examples

A History of American Literature Since 1870 Fred Lewis Pattee
The Care of Books John Willis Clark
Coffee and Repartee John Kendrick Bangs
Bibliomania; or Book-Madness Thomas Frognall Dibdin
Bibliomania in the Middle Ages Frederick Somner Merryweather
Bibliomania; or Book-Madness Thomas Frognall Dibdin
The Inventions of the Idiot John Kendrick Bangs
The Book Lovers’ Anthology Various
The Idiot John Kendrick Bangs
The Inventions of the Idiot John Kendrick Bangs

noun
extreme fondness for books
n.

A bibliomaniac must be carefully distinguished from a bibliophile. The latter has not yet freed himself from the idea that books are meant to be read. [Walsh]

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    the art of binding books. Historical Examples The Book-Hunter in London William Roberts

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  • Bibliophile

    a person who loves or collects books, especially as examples of fine or unusual printing, binding, or the like. Contemporary Examples The Liz and Dick Show Still Charms Even if ‘Liz & Dick’ Doesn’t Daphne Merkin November 24, 2012 Historical Examples The Library Andrew Lang Waiting for Daylight Henry Major Tomlinson The Great Book-Collectors Charles […]

  • Bibliophilic

    a person who loves or collects books, especially as examples of fine or unusual printing, binding, or the like. Historical Examples Pot-Boilers Clive Bell noun a person who collects or is fond of books n.



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