"Welcome to Flourish and Blotts Bookshop. We aren't serving any customers at the moment...we need to tend to an outbreak of bookworms. But please come back soon."
—Flourish and Blotts saleswoman[src]

A bookworm is a general term for any insect known to deliberately cause damage to books, such as the booklouse or common furniture beetle.[1] In 1991, Flourish and Blotts was forced to close shop for a time to tend to an outbreak of bookworms.[2]


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