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Monday, May 11, 2015

Definitions for bibliomania

  1. excessive fondness for acquiring and possessing books.

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Citations for bibliomania
Perhaps you are not familiar with the raptures of bibliomania: it is one of the strongest passions, when given its freedom… Vladimir Fedorovich Odoevsky, Russian Nights, translated by Olga Koshansky-Olienikov and Ralph E. Matlaw, 1965
The tie that bound their hearts in kindred love was bibliomania. Eugene Field, "The Minister and the Actor," Chicago Daily News, September 10, 1892
Origin of bibliomania
Bibliomania derives from the Greek terms biblíon meaning "book," and manía meaning "madness." It entered English in the early 1700s.