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Word Nerd: Biblichor

Biblichor is the word that describes the particular smell that belongs to old books. Biblichor is a newly created word that combines the Greek words biblio (book) with ichor (the fluid that flows like blood in the veins of the gods), much the way petrichor was created. Like petrichor, biblichor describes a very distinct fragrance… Continue reading Word Nerd: Biblichor

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Word Nerd: Abibliophobia

Abibliophobia describes the fear one (often a bibliophile) has of running out of things to read. Abibliophobia is a relatively new word created with the Etymology of a + biblio (book) + phobia (fear). The best line I've read dealing with abibliophobia comes from alphaDictonary where it describes the words derivational relatives "those suffering from… Continue reading Word Nerd: Abibliophobia

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Word Nerd: Tsundoku

Tsundoku is a Japanese word that every bibliophile is familiar with, whether they know the term or not! Tsundoku (pronounced like tsoon-doh-coo) means the act of buying a new book and then leaving it unread, usually in a pile with fellow unread books. I do this all of the time, not because I don't want… Continue reading Word Nerd: Tsundoku