- 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 of bibliophilebiblio- + -phile
also bib·li·o·phil or bib·li·oph·i·list
- A lover of books.
- A collector of books.
First attested in 1824. From French bibliophile, from Ancient Greek βιβλιο- (biblio-, “of or pertaining to books”) + φίλος (philos, “beloved”).