Is there any term for a person who is fond of collecting stationery items (pens,books,etc)? If yes, then what is it?
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"Papyrophilia" http://papyrophilia.tumblr.com/ "This is a blog dedicated to the beauty of paper. From books to stationery to notebooks to everything paper (including pens and office supplies)."
"By now it is evident to myself and to everyone around me that I have papyrophilia, or the obsessive love of paper products, otherwise known as addiction to stationery." http://thechloebook.blogspot.gr/2014/10/on-papyrophilia.html
papyrophiliac "those who love paper"
a : an ardent enthusiast film freaks
b : a person who is obsessed with something a control freak
: a person extremely devoted to a pursuit or study : fanatic a golf fiend
: a person who is very interested in or enthusiastic about something a sports nut
[USUALLY WITH MODIFIER] A knowledgeable and obsessive enthusiast: a computer geek
I propose we lovers of all things stationery call ourselves stationerphilliacs. The word does not exist, but I believe it would be bliss to know we have this condition named--especially as the art of handwriting and keeping analog records is quickly being wiped out by digital technology.
A general purpose suffix meaning "lover of" is -phile:
a combining form meaning “lover of,” “enthusiast for” that specified by the initial element:
Anglophile; bibliophile; demophile.
So I would just say stationeryphile.
(Stan Laurel of Laurel and Hardy was a stationeryphile, by the way. He used to tour stationery stores and admire the wares.)