I love discovering new words. Lists of weird and wonderful things often provide fodder for this obsession.
Just recently I stumbled across two such lists.
One of my book blogs posted a link to a website with every phobia known to mankind listed - alphabetically. This is a large list! The full phobia list can be seen here.
Below is a list of all the phobias I could find on this list that relate to books, writing, words and all things literature. This may not be the full list, there were quite a few phobias to read through, and my tired eyes may have missed some. If I have missed any please add them to the comments.
Abibliophobia - fear of being without books
Bibliophobia - fear of books
Graphophobia - fear of writing or handwriting
Logophobia - fear of words
Metrophobia - fear of poetry
Papyrophobia - fear of paper
Scriptophobia - Fear of writing in public
Sesquipedalophobia- Fear of long words
Verbophobia - Fear of words
Next is a list of fantastic words related to the people who handle books - from reading to throwing. I am a librocubicularist and a bibliobibuli (according to my family). I dispute the last one vehemently. One can never read too much! Which one are you? I am hoping our library users are not the people who damage the books.
Bibliolestes - a book-thief
Bibliophtbor - a book ravager or destroyer
Bibliopbage - someone who eats books
Bibliographe - a person who writes about books
Bibliobibuli - someone who read too much
Bibliotapbe - a person who hides books
Biblioclasts - people who rip the pages from books
Biblioriptos - someone who throws books
Bibliognoste - a person learned in the minute details of a book's publication like colophons, editions, dates and place printed, and who printed it.
Bibliomane - an indiscriminate accumulator of books.
Librocubicularist - someone who reads in bed