- 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 bibliophilic
Let it be understood at once that the appearance of this magnificent work is a bibliophilic rather than a literary event.Pot-Boilers
- a person who collects or is fond of books
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Word Origin and History for bibliophilic
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