noun bib·lio·phil·ia \¦bi-blē-ə-¦fi-lē-ə, -¦fē-, -blē-ō-\

Definition of bibliophilia

  1. :  great or excessive love of books Thus, book theft borne of base greed, not bibliophilia, mocks the book world faith that love of books leads to a life of virtue. — Chip Brown, Washington Post, 5 Dec. 1980; also :  enthusiastic or extreme interest in collecting books But then bibliophilia is a pathological condition marked by covetousness, elitism and other undesirable, seriously psychopathic traits. — Elizabeth Young, The Guardian (London), 24 Oct. 1998

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