- excessive fondness for acquiring and possessing books.
Origin of bibliomania
Examples from the Web for bibliomaniac
Historical Examples of bibliomaniac
"I was not aware that you were in with the smart set," said the Bibliomaniac.
His book had selected the bibliomaniac Faustinus as a patron.The Care of Books
John Willis Clark
Well, there is no arguing with such a bibliomaniac as yourself, Lorenzo.
But it is time to gratify the Bibliomaniac with something more to his palate.
If a man spends lavishly on his library, you call him mad,—a bibliomaniac.The Book-lover
- extreme fondness for books
Word Origin and History for bibliomaniac
1816; see bibliomania.
A bibliomaniac must be carefully distinguished from a bibliophile. The latter has not yet freed himself from the idea that books are meant to be read. [Walsh]