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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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bibliomania

(ˌbɪblɪəʊˈmeɪnɪə)
n
(Psychology) extreme fondness for books
ˌbiblioˈmaniˌac n, adj
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bib•li•o•ma•ni•a

(ˌbɪb li oʊˈmeɪ ni ə, -ˈmeɪn yə)

n.
powerful enthusiasm for collecting books.
[1725–35; < French bibliomanie; see biblio-, -mania]
bib`li•o•ma′ni•ac, n.
bib`li•o•ma•ni′a•cal (-məˈnaɪ ə kəl) adj.
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bibliomania

an excessive fondness for acquiring and possessing books. — bibliomaniac, n.bibliomaniacal, adj.
See also: Books
an excessive fondness for acquiring and possessing books.
See also: Manias
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bibliomania - preoccupation with the acquisition and possession of booksbibliomania - preoccupation with the acquisition and possession of books
acquisitiveness - strong desire to acquire and possess
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Translations

bibliomania

[ˌbɪblɪəʊˈmeɪnɪə] Nbibliomanía f
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bibliomania

nBibliomanie f
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References in periodicals archive ?
While this is a wonderful book for bibliomaniacs, it will not be an easy push for nonreaders.
Rather than emphasizing the damage they cause, many of the bibliophiles and bibliomaniacs in these accounts are portrayed as helpless victims, unable to resist the calling of a much-desired object.
Now there are more than a dozen bookshops and related businesses and, of course, the annual Wigtown Book Festival which attracts bibliomaniacs from far and wide, and the purpose of our trip.
John Charles Gilkey, like other bibliomaniacs, is obsessed with adding to his collection of rare books, but in his case the books have tended to come free of charge, courtesy of the sorry souls who were unlucky enough to have once handed over their credit cards to Gilkey when he worked at Saks Fifth avenue.