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 (bĭb′lē-ə-fīl′) also bib·li·o·phil (-fĭl′) or bib·li·oph·i·list (bĭb′lē-ŏf′ə-lĭst)
1. A lover of books.
2. A collector of books.

bib′li·oph′i·lism n.
bib′li·oph′i·lis′tic adj.

bibliophilism, bibliophily

a love for books, especially for first or fine editions. — bibliophile, bibliophilist, n.bibliophilic, adj.
See also: Books
zeal for collecting books.
See also: Collections and Collecting
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The Oxford scholar shares a fervent bibliophilism with other characters in Chaucer's fiction.
Entries include full bibliographical information on such subjects as anthologies, bibliographies, bibliophilism and publications, francophone literature, French literary history, literary themes and topics, literary theory and aesthetics, memoirs and bibliography, novels and short stories, philosophy, psychology, religion, poetry, surrealism, and theater, with a special sections on author-subjects (arranged alphabetically by name of author, theater actor or theater director) and cinema.
The difficulty in acquiring books may have created an environment of acute bibliophilism, combined with the fact that manuscript acquisition was probably one of the very few outlets of socially acceptable outlets for wealth display.