November 17, 2009

The Rare Book World is Teeming With Thieves

"The Man Who Loved Books Too Much." Bartlett. Riverhead. $24.95.

"This is the biography of John Charles Gilkey, internationally known thief of books - rare books. This book will keep you up very late at night." Full article here.

I wonder if he ever pinched any Civil War books?


Harry said...


I heard the author speak on Book TV, and I've read pieces of the book in B&N. Fascinating stuff, and a reeally good read.

Paul Taylor said...

Harry -

From what I've heard, it is indeed a fascinating book. I'll have to pick this one up.