Book Depository, a London-based online bookseller founded by a former Amazon employee (and now owned by Amazon), recently borrowed a page from Powell’s Books, based in Portland Oregon. (While Book Depository offers more than 18 million books, Powell’s is the real deal — it is the world’s largest brick-and-mortar independent bookstore with an inventory of more than a million new and used books. It is truly the book lover’s Mecca.) Book Depository was inspired by “Readerly Terms” featured on Powell’s Books’ blog. Readerly terms are witty made-up words (neologisms, to be precise) and phrases related to reading that are submitted by book lovers. Correspondingly, Book Depository created a series of bookmarks featuring neologisms that only a book lover would truly appreciate. Here are the words invented by the book lovers who work at Book Depository.
readlaxing: An enjoyable, relaxing moment when you sit down to read your book.
bookphoria: The feeling of great excitement when you receive a book you ordered.
motionblurb: Reading a book while on the move.
plotplash: That warm, cozy feeling when you get lost in a book on a dull rainy day.
novelicious: When you take that first sip of your chosen beverage and begin the journey of a new book.
What other words should they add to this series?
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For further reading: http://www.bookdepository.com/bookmarks