The Man Who Loved Books Too Much

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

by Allison Hoover Bartlett

The Man Who Loved Books Too Much

Hardcover, 274 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $24.95 | purchase

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The Man Who Loved Books Too Much
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The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession
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Allison Hoover Bartlett

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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.

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"Bibliodick" Ken Sanders tracked, identified and exposed book thief John Gilkey from his bookstore in Salt Lake City. Howard Berkes/NPR hide caption

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