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The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: the true story of a thief, a detective, and a world of literary obsession

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John Charles Gilkey is an obsessed, unrepentant book thief who has stolen hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of rare books from book fairs, stores, and libraries around the country. Ken Sanders is the self-appointed "bibliodick" (book dealer with a penchant for detective work) driven to catch him. Journalist Allison Hoover Bartlett befriended both eccentric characters and found herself caught in the middle of efforts to recover hidden treasure. With a mixture of suspense, insight, and humor, she not only reveals exactly how Gilkey pulled off his dirtiest crimes and how Sanders ultimately caught him, but also explores the romance of books, the lure to collect them, and the temptation to steal them. Immersing the listener in a rich, wide world of literary obsession, Bartlett looks at the history of book passion, collection, and theft through the ages, to examine the craving that makes some people willing to stop at nothing to possess the books they love.
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subject_facetBibliomania
Book collecting
Book collectors -- United States -- Biography
Book thefts
Gilkey, John, -- 1968-
Sanders, Ken, -- 1951-
Thieves -- United States -- Biography
title_displayThe Man Who Loved Books Too Much The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession
title_fullThe Man Who Loved Books Too Much The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession
The man who loved books too much : the true story of a thief, a detective, and a world of literary obsession [electronic resource] / Allison Hoover Bartlett
title_shortThe Man Who Loved Books Too Much
title_subthe true story of a thief, a detective, and a world of literary obsession
topic_facetBibliomania
Biography & Autobiography
Book collecting
Book collectors
Book thefts
Gilkey, John
Nonfiction
Sanders, Ken
Thieves
True Crime