And there was I thinking that it was James Patterson, although I knew graphic novels were high on the list.
The Book Thief coming out later this year sparked an interest in me to find out which books are most commonly stolen from libraries and bookstores. I began researching, and my findings have been quite interesting. Which book holds the record for being the book most often stolen from public libraries? Take a guess. It’s the Guinness Book of Records. No joke. In 2013, Marino Massimo De Caro, former director of the Girolamini Library in Naples, pulled off one of the most dramatic thefts ever to hit the rare-book world when volumes of centuries-old editions by the likes of Aristotle, Descartes, Galileo, and Machiavelli disappeared. So, what are the most frequently stolen books? Believe it or not, the books most often lifted from libraries are quite different than those taken from bookstores.
The Most Stolen Books From Libraries:
- As I stated above, The Guinness Book of Records tops the list.
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