Book Thieves, Rare Books and Obsession

A few weeks ago, I posted one of the inscriptions to the book, The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession, by Allison Hoover Bartlett. Today I post a review along with its chilling postscript:   "This book belongs to none but meFor … Continue reading Book Thieves, Rare Books and Obsession

Curse You, Book Thief!

Robert over at 101 Books recently posted a "pet peeve" about people who borrow books and don't return them, a common complaint among book people. Book thieves tend to rank right up their with evil doers like Count Dracula, sucking the life out of your bookshelves one book at a time. Just tonight, I was … Continue reading Curse You, Book Thief!