Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A rage for possessing books; bibliomania.

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Examples

  • This month will be full of vampires, interviews, searches for political reads, new graphic novels, cartoons, and other book-madness on Wonderland.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • While these more opulent victims of book-madness vie with one another in the auction-room, the rational bibliophile sits in the gallery and views with silent awe and amazement the scrimmage over some apparently trifling volume that wouldn't fetch ten cents, but for the fact that it is "unique," and that so and so paid a stupendous sum for it at some previous sale.

    Book-Lovers, Bibliomaniacs and Book Clubs

  • It is also a pleasure to find that, with his other failings, he had a touch of book-madness.

    The Bibliotaph and Other People

  • Every ministerial child breathes book-madness and burns for an education.

    The Joys of Being a Woman and Other Papers

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