booklover

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n booklover someone who loves (and usually collects) books
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Usage

In literature:

It was on Monday that a bookloving friend had first told him of the existence of the shop on Gissing Street.
"The Haunted Bookshop" by Christopher Morley
There one has a pleasant picture of a booklover, traveler, and friend.
"The American Spirit in Literature," by Bliss Perry
Miss Price fingered it with the caressing tough of a booklover.
"Polly of the Hospital Staff" by Emma C. Dowd
Clay tablet, and booklovers, 4; described, 82.
"The Booklover and His Books" by Harry Lyman Koopman
He was a booklover, a numismatist, and a man of many gentle virtues.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
Booklovers among the colonists, 19.
"The Library and Society" by Various
The Wine of Wizardry is at present at the Booklovers'.
"The Letters of Ambrose Bierce" by Ambrose Bierce
One would have to stand upon his head to read the title, and booklovers do not believe in gymnastics.
"The Unpublishable Memoirs" by A. S. W. Rosenbach
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In news:

Send your questions about books and writing to Cynthia Crossen at booklover @wsj.com.
Write to Cynthia Crossen at booklover @wsj.com.
Booklover 's Club To Celebrate A Special, Double Birthday On May 1.
A Booklover 's Trip to London.
Get a Clue : Booklovers Ball theme illustrates a library's worth.
And that about sums up the Denver Public Library's 15th anniversary Booklovers Ball, the theme for which was Get A Clue .
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