Bookish Vocabulary

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

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

Bibliophagist
= a devourer of books

Bibliosmia
= the enjoyment of the smell of old 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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