- a person who loves or collects books, especially as examples of fine or unusual printing, binding, or the like.
Also bib·li·oph·i·list [bib-lee-of-uh-list] /ˌbɪb liˈɒf ə lɪst/.
Origin of bibliophile
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Examples from the Web for bibliophile
What did he, a classically trained actor and bibliophile, really see in her?The Liz and Dick Show Still Charms Even if ‘Liz & Dick’ Doesn’t
November 25, 2012
There is a fascination about the subject that every bibliophile must have experienced.
Bibliography is perhaps the subject nearest to the heart of every bibliophile.
What bibliophile does not prefer the companionship of his books to that of all other friends?
It is not a difficult matter, and it can be done by the bibliophile at home.
I must confess, though, that I am a bibliophile 82 with War books.Waiting for Daylight
Henry Major Tomlinson
- a person who collects or is fond of books
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Word Origin and History for bibliophile
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