Jiwa Rasa Gelora

Oktober 28, 2004

Bibliolexicon

Filed under: Uncategorized — jiwarasa @ 1:01 pm

I took this from A Passion for Books (page 134).
How many of the words below apply to you?

Bibliobibule
One who reads too much

Biblioclast
One who tears pages from or otherwise destroys books

Bibliodemon
A book fiend or demon

Bibliognoste
One who is knowldgeable about editions, colophons, printers, and all the minutiae of books

Bibliographe
One who describes books

Biblioklept
One who steals books

Bibliolater
One who worships books

Bibliolestes
A book robber or plunderer

Bibliomancer
One who practices divination by books

Bibliomane
One who accumulates books indiscriminately

Bibliomaniac
A book lover gone mad

Bibliophage
One who eats or devours books

Bibliophile
One who loves books

Bibliophobe
One who fears books

Bibliopole
One who sells books

Biblioriptos
One who throws books around

Bibliosopher
One who gains wisdom from books

Bibliotaphe
One who buries or hides books

Excerpt from
A Passion for Books, A Book Lover’s Treasury of Stories, Essays, Humor, Lore, and Lists on Collecting, Reading, Borrowing, Lending, Caring for, and Appreciating Books
Edited by Harold Rabinowitz and Rob Kaplan
Published by Three Rivers Press, New York

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