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Jun 17, 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

bibliophobe

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

noun: A person who hates, fears, or distrusts books.

[Biblio- book + -phobe one that fears.]

"If you have a bibliophobe in your family, here are a few suggestions. First, take the child to the library and find the area with books about his or her favorite hobbies."
Kate Tsubata; Summer Vacation Isn't a Break from Reading; The Washington Times; Jun 30, 1998.

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