- The fear of books.
1818, Religio Christiani, a Churchman's Answer to Religio Clerici, quoted in The Gentleman's Magazine, October 1818, page 345:
- […] yet even he could not stand against that sin when temporarily infected with the poison of Bibliophobia.
1963, John B. Nicholson, “A Disease Known as Bibliophobia”, in Reading and the Art of Librarianship, ISBN 086656585X, published 1986, page 10:
- What a tragic illness bibliophobia is!
2008, Mark Bauerlein, The Dumbest Generation, ISBN 1585426393, page 67:
- E-literacy derives not from bibliophobia, then, but from the miraculous and evolving advent of digital technology, the Information Age and the Electronic Word.