book lover

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n book lover someone who loves (and usually collects) books
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Quotations

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “There are books which take rank in your life with parents and lovers and passionate experiences, so medicinal, so stringent, so revolutionary, so authoritative.”
  • Gaston Bachelard
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    “Literary imagination is an aesthetic object offered by a writer to a lover of books.”

Usage

In literature:

But this book offers to the lover of fiction a new field.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 5, 1920" by Various
The book-lover has been benefited, too, in the matter of prices.
"The Building of a Book" by Various
My father was a book-lover, not a book-fancier.
"Jewel Weed" by Alice Ames Winter
Right here are Laura and Mr. Delancy, who are not story-book lovers, either.
"Floyd Grandon's Honor" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
He was a book-lover, a man full of fine tastes and cultured elegant ways of thinking.
"Phoebe, Junior" by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
Perhaps she was a lover of old books; it could not be that she was a lover of cruel stories.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Volume VI" by Various
As I search for more self-revelation in my books by mountain-lovers, I find myself observed through the window.
"Mountain Meditations" by L. Lind-af-Hageby
A great lover of books, he liked on off-days to visit London bookshops and rummage their shelves.
"War Letters of a Public-School Boy" by Henry Paul Mainwaring Jones
I was the only accountant; the greatest book-lover in jail.
"The Spoilers of the Valley" by Robert Watson
Was not that the name of the young man who had been Dorothy Glenn's lover when he first met little Dorothy in the book-bindery?
"Pretty Madcap Dorothy" by Laura Jean Libbey
Precious folios denoted the book-lover, ancient papyri the antiquarian.
"Dreamers of the Ghetto" by I. Zangwill
A book for every Dickens lover.
"Law and Laughter" by George Alexander Morton
And in the books they always kiss their lovers.
"The Eye of Dread" by Payne Erskine
Why did she mix so strangely what was in the Prayer-book with what lovers whisper in the dark?
"Absolution" by Clara Viebig
A book for every Dickens lover.
"Lavengro The Scholar, The Gypsy, The Priest" by George Borrow
This precious book of love, this unbound lover, To beautify him, only lacks a cover.
"An Introduction to Shakespeare" by H. N. MacCracken
COLLINS, Anthony, a great lover of books, iii.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Isaac Disraeli
A fascinating book of fiction which all lovers of light literature should read.
"Brooke's Daughter" by Adeline Sergeant
Mr. Langton has given a very pretty little drawing of the old church in his book, so that its associations are preserved to lovers of Dickens.
"A Week's Tramp in Dickens-Land" by William R. Hughes
I should advise all true lovers of a really good novel to obtain this book from their libraries and discover it for themselves.
"Rossmoyne" by Unknown
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In poetry:

Unto the Lady of The Nook
Fly, tiny book.
There thou hast lovers--even thou!
Fly thither now.
"To......" by William Watson
He searched her features through and through,
As royal lovers look
On lowly maidens, when they woo
Without the ring and book.
"Agnes" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
One smile relieves
A heart that grieves
Though deadly sad it be,
And one hard look
Can close the book
That lovers love to see--
"Song: One Hard Look" by Robert Graves
Each book is a magic box
Which with a touch a child unlocks.
In between their outside covers
Books hold all things for their lovers.
"Books" by Eleanor Farjeon
As ever setting held in kingly crown--
Made answer with a look,
And reading it, the lover bended down,
And, trusting, "kissed the book."
"Man's Devotion" by James Whitcomb Riley
Hate and Fear are not wanted here,
Nor Toys nor Country Lovers,
Everything they took from my new poem book
But the flyleaf and the covers.
"A First Review" by Robert Graves

In news:

Tone's Book Zone By Sue Tone stone@prescottaz.com A blog for readers and book lovers.
MIAMI — Book lovers and writers are meeting in South Florida for the annual Miami Book Fair International.
A book club for food lovers.
Area book lovers will have the opportunity to meet with other readers who share the same love for a good mystery, from hard-boiled detective novels to true-crime stories.
Bookworm Exchange is a highly organized oasis for book lovers and readers of all ages.
The Friends of the Multnomah County Library's annual fall used book sale is in full swing this weekend in St Johns with table after table and row after row of delightful offerings for book lovers.
Whether you discovered a love of reading at age 16 or 60, and whether you enjoy a good love story or a gritty crime novel, invites you to share that love of reading with other book lovers at one of Missouri City Branch Library's book clubs.
For over 60 years, adult and mature book lovers have enjoyed classic and timeless tales by Charles Dickens, and Folio Society is pleased to also publish illustrated children's classic books as well.
Over the past few months, I've been diligently working away on an upcoming book titled Food Lovers' Guide to Memphis.
Scientific American combed through a wealth of educational toys and kids' books to come up with picks for the bug lover, the budding engineer, the mathematician, the geologist and even a future fashion designer.
Hundreds of avid book-lovers turned out Monday for the first day of the 63rd annual Trinity Used Book Sale in downtown Parkersburg.
Books, CDs, games, silver fetus ornaments weird and wonderful gifts for the music lover.
What to buy, and in what format , for book lovers.
Fortunately for all of us, she wrote a book about Fun Jenny and redefined "nature lover" in the process.
Andrew Zimmern's New Book Teaches Tolerance, Unsettles Hot Dog Lovers.
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