Definition of term:: Bibliomania

  • Bibliomania
    "Literally, a madness for books. A bibliomaniac is a book-collector with a slightly wild look in his eye", John Carter writes in his ABC for Book Collectors. You sometimes find them in reality, but often in literature, movie or psychology. Johnny Depp is a bibliomaniac in "The Ninth Gate", Allison Hoover Bartletts writes about "The Man Who Loved Books Too Much". Werner Muensterberger is a specialist in the history and psychology of bibliomania. In 1994 he wrote his famous book: "Collecting. An Unruly Passion".
French: Bibliomanie
German: Bibliomane
Swedish: Bibliomani