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Jun 15, 2000
This week's theme
Words about booklovers

This week's words
bibliophage
bibliophile
bibliolater
bibliotaph
biblioklept
bibliophobe
biblioclast

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with Anu Garg

bibliotaph or bibliotaphe

(BIB-lee-uh-taf) Pronunciation Sound Clip RealAudio

noun: A person who caches or hoards books.

[Biblio- book + Greek taphos burial.]

"Leon Henry Vincent's essay on Gautier in The Bibliotaph, and Other People, 1898, is worth consulting."
French Poets; Salem Press; Jan 1, 1974.

X-Bonus

Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it. -Seneca (BCE 3-65 CE)


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