Book lovers take pride in the fact that they are more well-read than non-readers. More than that, it is also a commonality among book lovers to have a wide range of vocabulary. However, there are still words in published works of fiction that even book lovers may not know just yet. Here are 25 of those words compiled for the sake of book lovers out there.

1. Bibliophile

A lover of books especially for qualities of format; also : a book collector.

Bibliophile.” Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 25 Jan. 2018.

2. Epeolatry

the worship of words.

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3. Bibliobibuli

a person who reads too much.

H. L. Mencken

4. Bibliophagist

an avid or voracious reader.

Bibliophagist.” Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 25 Jan. 2018.

5. Literarian

an educated or ‘lettered’ person.

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6. Ultracrepidarian

refers to someone who gives an opinion on things s/he knows nothing about.

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7. Incunabula

a book printed before 1501.

Incunabulum.” Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 25 Jan. 2018.

8. Morosoph

a learned fool.

Morosoph.” Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 25 Jan. 2018.

9. Book-Bosomed

someone who carries books all the time.

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10. Bibliosmia

the act of smelling books, especially old ones.

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11. Tsundoku

the act of buying a book and letting it end up unread in a pile of unread books.

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12. Bibliognost

one that has comprehensive knowledge of books and bibliography

Bibliognost.” Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 25 Jan. 2018.

13. Libricide

the ‘killing’ of a book.

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14. Colophon

an inscription at the end of a book or manuscript usually with facts about its production

Colophon.” Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 25 Jan. 2018.

15. Bibliotaph

one that hides away or hoards books.

Bibliotaph.” Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 25 Jan. 2018.

16. Deuteragonist

a person who serves as a foil to another.

Deuteragonist.” Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 25 Jan. 2018.

17. Hamartia

tragic flaw.

Hamartia.” Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 25 Jan. 2018.

18. Readultery

when a reader reads more than one book, eventually making him/her unfaithful to the initial book he/she was reading.

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19. Librocubicultarist

a slang to refer to people who read a book in bed.

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20. Scripturient

having a strong urge to write

Scripturient.” Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 25 Jan. 2018.

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