The Man Who Loved Books Too Much
The True Story of A Thief, A Detective, and A World of Literary ObsessionBook - 2009
Rare bookstore owner Ken Saunders relishes catching book thieves, and his favorite target is John Gilkey, a repeat offender who has spent multiple stints in jail for using stolen credit card numbers and bad checks to purchase books estimated to be worth together more than $100,000. In this intriguing account, journalist Bartlett takes readers behind the scenes at antiquarian book fairs and rare bookstores, where sellers are always on the lookout for thieves.
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2009.
Characteristics: 274 p. ; 22 cm.