Bookish Vocabulary

Abibliophobia
= the fear of running out of reading material

Archeolibrarianologist
= someone who digs good books

Bedgasm
= a feeling of euphoria experienced when climbing into bed at the end of a very long day (in my case: with a book!)

Benkinersophobia
= the fear of not receiving a letter from Hogwarts on your 11th birthday

Bibliobibuli
= people who read too much

Biblioclast
= someone who tears pages from or otherwise destroys books

Bibliodemon
= a book fiend or demon

Bibliognoste
= one who is knowledgeable about editions, colophons, printers, and all the minutiae of books

Bibliograph
= someone who describes books

Biblioholism
= the habitual longing to purchase, read, store, admire and consume books in excess

Biblioklept
= someone who steals books

Bibliolater
= one who worships books

Bibliolestes
= a book robber or plunderer

Bibliomancer
= one who practices divination by books

Bibliomane
= someone who accumulates books indiscriminately

Bibliomaniac
= a book lover gone mad

Bibliophagist
= a devourer of books

Bibliophile
= one who loves books

Bibliophobe
= someone afraid of books

Bibliopole
= a seller of books

Biblioriptos
= one who throws books around

Bibliosmia
= the enjoyment of the smell of old books

Bibliosopher
= one who gains wisdom from books

Bibliotaph
= a hoarder of books

Someone who is book-bosomed carries a book with them at all times

Book hangover
= inability to start a new book because you’re still living in the last book’s world

Book scorpion
= someone who is hostile to books or learning (also a real species of scorpion)

Bouquinist
= a dealer in second-hand books of little value

Denouement
= the resolution of a narrative

Eloquence
= the art of using language in an apt, fluent way

Epeolatry
= the worship of word

Goya
= the suspension of disbelief that occurs in good storytelling; a story that feels like reality

Incunabula
= any book printed before 1501

Jouska
= a hypothetical conversation that you compulsively play out in your head

Librocubicularist
= someone who reads in bed

Someone who is omnilegent has read everything, or is familiar with a great amount of literature

What do you call a woman who can’t stop reading books?
Paige Turner

Potterphile
= a person who loves the Harry Potter books, films

Tsundoku
= the act of buying a book and leaving it unread, often piled together with other unread books

Vellichor
= the strange wistfulness of used bookshops

Verbicide
= one who distorts the sense of a word

Verbivore
= someone who devours or feasts on words

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