bibliomania :

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  • n  preoccupation with the acquisition and possession of books

  • The critics sometimes decry the scholars as pedants with bibliomania, while the scholars dismiss the critics as dilettantes with an unprofessional lack of interest in discovering .
  • That prayer was not answered last week as the current theatrical bibliomania engulfed Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.
  • The doctor believed in bibliomania and was sure that prices would rise indefinitely as the supply of available rare books decreased.

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