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There’s a Word for That: Abibliophobia

atkins-bookshelf-wordsDefinition: the fear of running out of things to read

Etymology: Formed from the Greek prefix a (meaning “not”), the Greek root biblio (meaning ” of or pertaining to books”), and the Greek root phobia (meaning “fear”).

Related words: abibliophobes, abibliophobically

Ironically the term was coined on the internet — an endless supply or reading material — in the late 1990s.

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