Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One affected with bibliomania.
  • Affected by or pertaining to bibliomania; book-mad. Also bibliomanian.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who has a mania for books.

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  • noun A person who is obsessed with owning valuable books.

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Examples

  • I hesitated a moment; but having heard that such communications were usually made by the visitors of show places, I answered: "Oh! a very venerable one, if your master is what they call a bibliomaniac -- Caxton."

    The Caxtons — Volume 05

  • I hesitated a moment; but having heard that such communications were usually made by the visitors of show places, I answered: "Oh! a very venerable one, if your master is what they call a bibliomaniac -- Caxton."

    The Caxtons — Complete

  • The bibliomaniac, that is, remakes the literary heritage as his cabinet library.

    "Wedded to Books': Bibliomania and the Romantic Essayists

  • Called a "baby bibliomaniac" as a child, he acquired his first book at auction, the fable "Reynard the Fox," at age 11.

    Extreme Book-Collecting

  • I am a reformed bibliomaniac; a decade ago I would be easily spending $100 a week on books.

    In Defence Of Buying Books | Lifehacker Australia

  • Hard not like a man who describes himself as "an antediluvian, bibliomaniac, and curmudgeon."

    Deo gratias ..

  • I'm a quotationaholic, sort of like a bibliomaniac (which I also am) but for quotations.

    Printing: Book Review The LAST LECTURE by Randy Pausch

  • I'm a quotationaholic, sort of like a bibliomaniac (which I also am) but for quotations.

    Book Review The LAST LECTURE by Randy Pausch

  • I would be a cross between a bibliodemon and bibliomaniac.

    Bibliotypes

  • But the bibliomaniac may in fact have supplied his contemporaries with a resource for thinking about how booksor, better still, the canon (that "imaginary totality of works" referenced by John Guillory, who cautions us against the ideological misprision involved in thinking that it might be materialized anywhere) might be more firmly attached to persons, might be rendered personal effects.

    "Wedded to Books': Bibliomania and the Romantic Essayists

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  • A book lover gone mad

    December 22, 2010