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Jun 13, 2000
This week's theme
Words about booklovers

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

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with Anu Garg

bibliophile

(BIB-lee-uh-fyl), bibliophil (-fil), or bibliophilist (bib-lee-OF-uh-list) Pronunciation Sound Clip RealAudio

noun:
1. A lover of books.
2. A collector of books.

[From Greek biblio- (book) + -phile (lover).]

"The 17th-century bibliophile George Thomason, whose specialty was seditious tracts, once buried his collection of over 22,000 publications, fearing their discovery, by the Army. What if he'd died, before he was able to retrieve them? "
Albert Goldbarth; Canyon, Gorge, Arroyo; Poetry; Oct 1999.

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