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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.
He was a multifaceted personality, a physician, author of books, and editor of journals, bibliophile, an organizer, an idealist, an innovator, educationist and above all a patriot of the highest order.
Exposing his maverick and multifaceted activities as exhibition organizer, art collector, Marxist publisher, and bibliophile of textile histories, "Beyond Conceptual Art" assembles a generous 160 textiles, 400 books, and nearly 240 archival documents and facsimiles.
Any reader who loves books and mysteries will relish this book-oriented saga, the latest to enhance the Bibliophile mystery series.
Now an eBook series of some of these short stories has been collated by Bibliophile entitled Radio Times: Take 1, T 2, 3 and 4.
From a bibliophile, I evolved to become a bookworm.
Wonderful color illustrations, fascinating facts, and an author's note embellish this wonderful true story about Thomas Jefferson the bibliophile.
Food writer and bibliophile Leslie Geddes-Brown here packs in a survey of some one hundred of the world's most influential and appealing cookbooks from the 1600s to modern times, considering writings by James Beard, Elizabeth David, Fannie Farmer, and more, and covering cuisines from around the world.
Little Lauren, the bibliophile, has glorious thick and glossy Titian plaits, a broad grin and one of those peachy complexions falsely promised by potions and serums selling for pounds 150 a pop.
This profitable business has multiple revenue streams from Collective Global Art Books, Bibliophile Limited Edition Art Books, a Contemporary Art Magazine and the definitive virtual art gallery in the world.
As a bibliophile who loves the act of reading but also the sensory experience of a book's look, feel, and smell, I thought, "Why would anyone want to read a book on a screen?
Even though most of the Darwin material used in the book is now available on-line, the colour illustrations and high-quality paper make this a much more appealing format for the bibliophile.