Bibliophilia

"Bookworm" redirects here. For other uses, see Bookworm (disambiguation).
Not to be confused with bibliomania.
The Bookworm, 1850, by Carl Spitzweg

Bibliophilia or bibliophilism is the love of books, and a bibliophile or bookworm is an individual who loves books.

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The classic bibliophile is one who loves to read, admire and collect books, often amassing a large and specialized collection. Bibliophiles do not necessarily want to possess the books that they love; an alternative would be unusual bindings, autographed copies, etc. [1]