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Friday, September 26, 2014

Definitions for bibliophobe

  1. a person who hates, fears, or distrusts books.

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Citations for bibliophobe
"But they are slow to make. The printing press can produce many copies of the same book, you see. With this, anyone who wanted a book could simply go in a shop and buy it as other things are bought." I frowned, not convinced at all that this was a good thing. The king laughed. "So Kate, my bibliophobe, what would you rather be doing than reading?" Susan Higginbotham, The Stolen Crown, 2010
The violations here are legion, starting with the fact that Stutzman, an apparent bibliophobe, was tricked into eagerly reading an entire book… , "Satisfaction Not Guaranteed: Reading Lance Armstrong," The New Yorker, Feb 1, 2013
Origin of bibliophobe
Bibliophobe comes from the Greek biblion meaning "book" and phóbos "fear."