Someone who reads a lot of trashy books is a biblio-philistine.
A student who likes to read but recently finished his dissertation, law school, or other massive text-driven project is bibliofull.
The owner of a used bookstore who buys bulk lots of books from estate sales, private libraries, etc. is a bidliophile.
The customer who enters the store and really, really wants to buy a book but can’t remember the name of it, just the picture from the cover, experiences bibliofail.
A person who likes to browse bookshops is a bibliofly (as in butterfly, not the pesky kind you swat. This one needs crowdsourcing: Letterfly? Bibterfly? Help, you wordsmiths out there!)
The first-meeting twining of the shop cat about the ankles of a customer who becomes a pleasant regular: appurrrrval
Someone who uses online sites to find books she wants to read, then buys them from her local bookshop is a bibliotech (and a saint).
And if the owner of a bookshop is a bookseller, then….
The person who consistently argues at a used bookstore that he didn’t get enough credit for his books is a booksulker.
A person who reads across genres with equal interest: booksailor
A used bookstore that is out of room for its stock has a bookcellar (and if you can get in there, you will die happy).
A self-published writer who brings you a complimentary copy of her latest book and asks you to read it, “and if you like it perhaps we can make a consignment arrangement” is a booksalter.
A self-published writer who brings you ten of his latest book that REALLY needed one more copy edit and demands that you stock it because he’s “local,” and you don’t want to force him to bad-mouth you to the regional writing community, of which he is the very core, and anyway it will sell out in a couple of weeks so he’ll be back to bring you more and collect the money, and you can thank him later: an annoying bastard
A customer leaning against a shelf asking about a book she can’t find, but which is in fact sitting near her left ear, is bookblind.
That odor coming from a book, indefinable and not part of the overall pleasantness of used book smells: scentipage
And, my personal favorite: a person who believes in the importance and future of bricks-and-mortar bookstores is a bookshoptimist.
Please enjoy our “50 Shades of Grey” spoof on youtube!