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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.


(ˈbɪblɪəˌfaɪl) ,




a person who collects or is fond of books
bibliophilism n
ˌbibliˌophiˈlistic adj


(ˈbɪb li əˌfaɪl, -fɪl)

one who loves books.
Sometimes, bib`li•oph′i•list (-ˈɒf ə lɪst)
bib`li•oph′i•lism, bib`li•oph′i•ly, n.
bib`li•o•phil′ic (-ˈfɪl ɪk) bib`li•oph`i•lis′tic, adj.


a lover of books. — bibliophilism, bibliophily, n.
See also: -Phile, -Philia, -Phily


Someone who loves and collects books.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bibliophile - someone who loves (and usually collects) booksbibliophile - someone who loves (and usually collects) books
bookman, scholar, scholarly person, student - a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines


[ˈbɪblɪəʊfaɪl] Nbibliófilo/a m/f


nBibliophile(r) mf, → Büchernarr m
References in classic literature ?
I remember that as I picked them up, I observed the title of one of them, THE ORIGIN OF TREE WORSHIP, and it struck me that the fellow must be some poor bibliophile, who, either as a trade or as a hobby, was a collector of obscure volumes.
The fair brings bibliophiles, authors and renowned publishers together on one platform every year, giving them the opportunity to rub elbows with each other while browsing and buying books together.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Turkey's on Nobel laureate author Orhan Pamuk met with his readers and bibliophiles on Saturday in an autograph session of his newly released book named 'Kafamda Bir Tuhaflyk' (There's something wrong in my head).
In the third episode of Israel Story, we've got three stories that all revolve around people who rescue books, chase after books, or otherwise allow books to determine their destinyfrom a Yiddish book collector based in the Tel Aviv central bus station to a lonely college student to bibliophiles in search of the lost fragments of the Aleppo Codex.
In regards to data analysis, a mixed-methods approach is used via historical analysis based on primary and secondary sources to discern the racial ideologies and personal experiences of the bibliophiles wherein text network analysis is used to analyze the structure and configuration of their personal libraries.
THE RAIN No chance of the nation's bibliophiles making Hay while the sun shines then.
In this light-hearted guide for bibliophiles, art teacher Berthoud and writing teacher Elderkin, who together run a bibliotherapy service in London, recommend contemporary and classic novels to counteract a host of physical, emotional, and mental ailments, from hemorrhoids to cancer, and from vanity to 21st century malaise.
Dedicated bibliophiles and ardent book collectors will find "A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books" by Nicholas A.
Book Google BIBLIOPHILES, look away now, for this may sting a bit.
Members of The Bibliophiles and It's a Secret nervously twiddled their thumbs and fidgeted as a school librarian asked them questions about 16 books before an audience of about 30 students.
When the new owner died it came up for sale again and was bought again by the same dealer who then sold it to a group of bibliophiles who returned it to England 'as an expression of thanks to a noble people who kept Hitler at bay for a long period single-handed'.
Lapides contributes an introduction to this section, based (appropriately) on a talk given to the Baltimore Bibliophiles in 2001.