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Word of the Day: Abibliophobia

By July 12, 2015Word of the Day

Abibliophobia (noun) (humorous)


a real and profound phobia of running out of reading material

A little research tells me it’s a new word and is probably as old as the Internet. It seems somehow ironic that a word invented to impress a love of reading should be coined on the Internet.

It’s not listed in Oxford English Dictionary, but fun all the same.

Example sentences

“When I look at my bookshelf abibliophobia gets me into a blind panic.”

“My abibliophobia is never improved, no matter how many unread books I have on the shelf.”

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