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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Definitions for biblioklept

  1. A person who steals books.

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Citations for biblioklept
I'd told Charlie weeks ago about my collision with the book thief, so the idea of a...what had Dennis called it?...a biblioklept ...wouldn't exactly be news to him. Joanne Dobson, The Maltese Manuscript: A Professor Karen Pelletier Mystery
“Our Scrapbook of minutes was stolen by some biblioklept.” Christopher Morley, On belonging to clubs
Origin of biblioklept
1880-1885
Biblioklept forms from two Greek roots: biblio-, 'book," and klept, "thief."