The Man Who Loved Books Too Much (Hardcover, Large Print)

The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession

By Allison Hoover Bartlett

Thorndike Press, 9781410423320, 325pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2010

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (2/7/2010)
Paperback (10/5/2010)
Hardcover (9/17/2009)
Compact Disc (1/1/2010)
MP3 CD (1/1/2010)
Compact Disc (1/1/2010)

List Price: 30.95*
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October 2009 Indie Next List

“Allison Hoover Bartlett has written an excellent account of an obsessed book collector who steals the books he wants, and a self-styled biblio-detective, a bookseller who can't stand the thought of someone stealing books. This one is full of good information and is a riveting story, to boot.”
— Rich Chasse, The Kennebunk Book Port, Kennebunkport, ME
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Description

Unrepentant book thief John Charles Gilkey has stolen a fortune in rare books from around the country. Yet unlike most thieves' who steal for profit' Gilkey steals for love -- the love of books. Perhaps equally obsessive is Ken Sanders