What is Bibliophobia?

Bibliophobia is an irrational and persistent fear or hatred of books.  Bibliophobia can be associated with learning disabilities, or a dislike for school.
Mythophobia, or a fear of legends, is a subtype of bibliophobia when the legends are written/printed. Metrophobia, or fear of poetry, is another subtype.
The root word “biblio” is Greek meaning “book”.

Symptoms of Bibliophobia

  • extreme anxiety, dread
  • shortness of breath
  • rapid breathing
  • heart palpitation
  • excessive sweating
  • nausea
  • dry mouth
  • confusion / inability to articulate clearly
  • lack of focus
  • irritability
  • diarrhea
  • shaking
  • feelings of powerlessness
  • obsession with the subject of the phobia
  • fear or feelings of losing control
  • avoidance behavior
  • headaches

What is Bibliophobia?

Bibliophobia is an irrational and persistent fear or hatred of books.  Bibliophobia can be associated with learning disabilities, or a dislike for school.
Mythophobia, or a fear of legends, is a subtype of bibliophobia when the legends are written/printed. Metrophobia, or fear of poetry, is another subtype.
The root word “biblio” is Greek meaning “book”.

Symptoms of Bibliophobia

  • Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT)
  • Habit strategies to relax
  • Cognitive therapy (CT)
  • In vivo exposure
  • Response prevention
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Group therapy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Energy Psychology
  • Medication
  • Meditation

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Book Shelf

The list of books below are hand picked by the staff at Massive Phobia. It's a mixture of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Habit Strategies, Trauma Healing, Mindfulness, Meditation, Buddhist Knowledge and Somatic Study. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did.