Reading holiday results

THE MAN WHO LOVED BOOKS TOO MUCH THE MAN WHO LOVED BOOKS TOO MUCH by Allison Hoover Bartlet

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What drives book collectors?

And what compels a collector to steal books, especially rare {and expensive) books?

“The Man Who Loved Books Too Much” is a tale of two men (so sorry, Mr. Dickens).

One book collector, Gilkey, steals rare books. Gilkey pilfers credit card numbers also, so he can buy the books.

The other book lover, Ken Sanders, is a “book dick,” a collector himself, who follows Gilkey’s trail of “booknapping” off and on the internet.

As she tells her tale of book lust, Allison Hoover Bartlett explores the compulsion to possess books (including her own), and offers readers a chance to peak into the world of selling rare books.

And no, I did not steal my copy of “The Man Who Loved Books Too Much.” It’s from The Seattle Public Library.

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Mom, Grandma, retired social worker, blogger. I love reading fiction of all kinds, and I'm also addicted to television (Netflix, Hulu, Acorn, Amazon video).

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