Allison Hoover Bartlett Discusses The Man Who Loved Books Too Much

Allison Hoover Bartlett, author of The Man Who Loved Books Too Much

Allison Hoover Bartlett is author of The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession. It is the true-life story of two men: Ken Sanders and his arch-nemesis John Gilkey.

John Gilkey is the most prolific book thief in recent years.

Allison was drawn into the world of book thievery. Rare book theft is a white-collar crime and, as such, it is not prosecuted too agressively. Furthermore, librarians and rare book dealers are reluctant to announce a book theft because of the negative image it casts on the library or dealership.

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