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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
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An delightful compendium of literature-related history and trivia, Jane Mount's Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany (Chronicle, $24.95, 224 pages, ISBN 9781452167237) is one of the season's standout gift selections.
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Kids with good reading skills and parents who enjoy bibliophile read-alouds will thrill to a story illustrated by Alison Edgson, filled with cunning animal characters.
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Stefan Zweig's lapidary and marvelously crafted story "Mendel the Bibliophile" is an archetypically elegiac exercise in nostalgia for a passing epoch.
Any reader who loves books and mysteries will relish this book-oriented saga, the latest to enhance the Bibliophile mystery series.