bibliomaniac


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bib·li·o·ma·ni·a

 (bĭb′lē-ə-mā′nē-ə, -mān′yə)
n.
An exaggerated preoccupation with the acquisition and ownership of books.

bib′li·o·ma′ni·ac′ (-ăk′) n.
bib′li·o·ma·ni′a·cal (-mə-nī′ə-kəl) adj.
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While some people see him as an iconoclastic individual who combines academic brilliance with an uncommon humility, others perceive him as an irredeemable bibliomaniac who loathes lethargy.
Thus the bibliomaniac and the ephemerophile were not necessarily antithetical but were important to each other and in the case of Haslewood and numerous other book collectors of the period these identities were embodied in a single individual.
As a bibliomaniac, as a teacher, as someone who believes in the manifold blessings showered on readers by books, I have made it my life's mission to encourage, even push, people to read.
The originals were acquired by Henry Stevens and on-sold to bibliomaniac Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872) who owned an enormous private library at Cheltenham.
A self-confessed bibliomaniac, Lord Rees-Moggs has collected books since he was 11, when he bought a history published in 1720.
The far-reaching and insightful essays and reviews in Arguably, perhaps his last collection (Hitchens has been fighting advanced esophageal cancer since 2010), offer the author's take on politics (of course), foreign affairs, fiction (from Stieg Larsson's thrillers to Harry Potter to Lolita), women in comedy (his most unpopular essay ever, Hitchens reports), and the mind of a bibliomaniac, among other topics.
Public-library discards make up most of my library, along with contributions from an old friend, a bibliomaniac whose long-suffering wife made a rule that, for every book that came in, one had to go out.
Story had also written on the history of printing and of book collecting (for instance, a delightful article on Richard Heber, the early nineteenth-century British bibliomaniac (9)).
While mainlanders engaged in what Martyn Lyons has described as a 'national fetish for literary commemorations', including the key event of the annual Shakespeare Day to celebrate the bard's birthday, Sticht signalled his enthusiasm locally through the promotion of the local Penghana Shakespeare Club, and in his usual bibliomaniac way.