Special Words for Book Nerds

Special Words for Book Nerds

It makes sense that book nerds over the ages have created words to explain how we feel about literature... Here are some of my favorites (a few of which have also made their way onto products in my store, because I am a total word nerd).


Bibliophile - a person who collects or has a great love of books



Biblichor - the comforting, faint & musty smell of old books
(click here to see in store!)

Biblichor Book Smell Nerdy Mug


Tsundoku - when you buy books and let them pile up at home, but don't actually read them.



Nefelibata - a cloud walker; one who lives in the cloud of their own imagination or dreams



Fernweh - homesickness for a place you have never been, or that does not exist.

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Librocubicularist  - a person who reads in bed