One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Passionate enthusiasm for collecting and possessing books.
- ‘His bibliomania ran especially to foreign books and obscure theologians.’
- ‘He was a lover of classical literature who passed his bibliomania to his son.’
- ‘Along the way he offers a sort of autobiography of his bibliomania, which takes him across New England and the rest of the country searching for old books.’
- ‘Perhaps they will patronize him, and consider pityingly his bibliomania.’
- ‘The Library is fortunate to have received the products of his bibliomania.’
- ‘His bibliomania drove him to pay a fortune for any book that caught his interest.’
- ‘Taking over a whole town for the cause of pages printed and bound may look to some like bibliomania.’
- ‘His bibliomania is such that he notices little around him: the advent of electricity, the onset of war.’
- ‘As his bibliomania grew, his worst fears became confirmed; he wrote less and less, and more crabbedly and obscurely.’
- ‘Librarians were outraged and felt he had given bibliomania a bad name because the word originally meant ‘an intense love for books’.’
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