The man who loved books too much : the true story of a thief, a detective, and a world of literary obsession / Allison Hoover Bartlett.
|Library||Location||Call Number||Status||Due Date|
|Merrimack College||Stacks (Lower Level)||Z992.8 .B37 2009 (Text to Phone)||Available||-|
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- ISBN: 1594488916
- ISBN: 9781594488917
|Bibliography, etc.:||Includes bibliographical references.|
|Summary:||Unrepentant book thief John Charles Gilkey has stolen a fortune in rare books from around the county. Yet unlike most thieves, who steal for profit, Gilkey steals for the love of the books. Perhaps equally obsessive, though, is Ken Sanders, the self-appointed "bibliodick" driven to catch him. Sanders, a lifelong rare book collector and dealer turned amateur detective, will stop at nothing to catch the thief plaguing his trade.|
Thieves -- United States -- Biography
Book collectors -- United States -- Biography
Sanders, Ken -- 1951-
Gilkey, John -- 1968-
Citation: Bartlett, Allison Hoover. "The man who loved books too much : the true story of a thief, a detective, and a world of literary obsession." New York : Riverhead Books, 2009.