“We live for books.”―Umberto Eco. What do you call a lover of books? The definition of a book lover is someone who loves (and usually collects) books. If you’re a person who is passionately enthusiastic about books—otherwise known as a bibliolater—you should know these 25 words for book lovers.
the fear of running out of reading material.
people who read too much.
one that has comprehensive knowledge of books.
a person who steals books.
a person who is passionately enthusiastic about books.
the practice of foretelling the future by interpreting a randomly chosen passage from a book.
a passionate enthusiasm for collecting and possessing books.
a book-eater, or devourer of books.
a person who collects or has a great love of books.
a person who buys and sells books, especially rare ones.
the smell or aroma of a good book.
one who is particularly knowledgeable about books.
one who “buries” books by hiding them, locking them away, or otherwise shutting them up and keeping them from use.
a person who excitedly takes photos of the books they read and posts them online.
someone who carries a book with them at all times.
the worship of words.
a fatal flaw leading to the downfall of a tragic hero or heroine.
a person who reads in bed.
a lover of words.
reading, or having read, everything.
the feeling of fury or sadness for putting off reading a certain book until now, when you should have read it years ago.
having a strong urge to write.
an author with whom a reader feels a deep connection.
a feeling of superiority about one’s bookshelf.
buying books but never reading them so that they pile up in one’s room.
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