The word of the day. Librocubicularist. A person who reads in bed.



From French livre, Italian and Spanish libro, from Latin liber “book”. From Latin cubiculum (bedroom), from cubō (lie down)

1938, Chicago Dental Society, Bulletin (volume 19, p 28) ‘But to let you in on a little secret, Todd Dewel is a librocubicularist’.

1952, Hospital Book Guide (volumes 13-14, p 85) We can enjoy our journeys much more if we are librocubicularists and know the joys of reading in bed.