Monday, December 22, 2014


The title of this book says it all. I couldn't resist making it a part of my personal library when my friend, M. B., mentioned it in one of our conversations. I bought a used copy from Better World Books for only $3.98, and the book—previously owned by the Sara Hightower Regional Library—is as good as new. What a great bargain!

THE MAN WHO LOVED BOOKS TOO MUCH by Allison Hoover Bartlett

Unrepentant book thief Gilkey has stolen a fortune in rare books from around the country. Yet unlike most thieves, who steal for profit, Gilkey steals for lovethe love of books. Perhaps equally obsessive is Ken Sanders, the self-appointed "bibliodick" driven to catch him. Following this eccentric cat-and-mouse chase with a mixture of suspense, insight, and humor, Allison Hoover Bartlett plunges the reader deep into a rich world of fanatical book lust and considers what it is that makes some people willing to stop at nothing to possess the titles they love.

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