- The definition of a bibliophile is a person who collects books or who has a great love of books.
A librarian with a huge book collection is an example of a bibliophile.
- a person who loves or admires books, esp. for their style of binding, printing, etc.
- a collector of books
Origin: biblio- plush -phile
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also bib·li·o·phil or bib·li·oph·i·listnoun
- A lover of books.
- A collector of books.
- bibˌli·ophˈi·lism noun
- bibˌli·ophˌi·lisˈtic adjective