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Jun 16, 2000
This week's theme
Words about booklovers

This week's words
bibliophage
bibliophile
bibliolater
bibliotaph
biblioklept
bibliophobe
biblioclast
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biblioklept

(BIB-lee-uh-klept) Pronunciation Sound Clip RealAudio

noun: A person who steals books.

[Biblio- book + Greek klept thief.]

"Towards the Persons who frequent your Library maintain a courteous Demeanour, but the utmost Vigilance. For as it is your duty to guard well the Books which are the Riches of your Treasury, so you cannot afford to relax those Restrictions which may save you from Despoilment and the most grievous Loss. The Biblioklept or Thief of Books is your eternal Foe."
Charles Robinson; April Hath 30 Days; Library Administrator's Digest; Mar 2000.

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