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  • n. The destruction ("killing") of books


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  • When most civil liberties folk think about these events, they're reminded of book burning or "libricide" as it is sometimes called, a specialty of anti-smut crusader

    Ars Technica

  • I've tried to enforce a strict one-in one-out policy, but disposing of a book, even humanely, makes me feel like Goebbels marching off to Berlin's Bebelplatz laden with Brecht, hellbent on infernal libricide. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph


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  • well, (2nd definition) says the latin is pronounced 'li-bree,' (i as in it) so i'd say 'li-bri-cide,' even though 'lee-' feels just as natural.

    July 22, 2008

  • bestiary, how is this word pronounced?

    July 22, 2008

  • You, you ...libricidal thug! (Just kidding).

    July 22, 2008

  • Dunno. I've done a fair bit of libricide recently ... musty multicultural arts journals from the 80's and the like just had to go. Mind you, if I come across books that appear useful even though they don't appeal to me personally, I release them into the wild.

    July 22, 2008

  • That's an abominable concept, Bestiary! I feel that people who commit libricide with premeditated intent ought to be punished with the full force of law. There should be no mercy for them. No, none.

    July 22, 2008

  • the destruction of books.

    July 22, 2008