I think we qualify as book lovers. My partner and I collect, gift and write books. The written word is very valuable to us.
As the National Book Lovers Day website proclaims, there are many reasons to love books and collecting books has been around for a long time. See: https://nationaltoday.com/national-book-lovers-day/
Here’s today’s haiku: National Book Lovers Day
You told me, thank you
You wrote me, I will read this
again and again