The Most Frequently Stolen Books

bukowskiAccording to Publishers Weekly, the books that are stolen the most from bookstores are the same across the country. They are:

  • anything by Charles Bukowski tops the list
  • anything by William S. Burrows
  • On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  • The New York Trilogy by Paul Aster
  • anything by Martin Amis


Interestingly, public libraries report that the most stolen books are how-to books, the Bible, and anything to do with witchcraft, the occult, UFOs, or astrology.

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7 thoughts on “The Most Frequently Stolen Books

    • sleepygirl2 August 5, 2013 / 9:46 pm

      I thought so. I’ll be sure to keep those books behind the counter in my bookstore from now on. Luckily, I don’t have much of a shoplifting problem.


      • anngeneral August 5, 2013 / 9:54 pm

        hahaha. good for you then! but still keep your eyes open 🙂


      • sleepygirl2 August 5, 2013 / 9:57 pm

        I do. I learned the hard way years ago when someone walked out with all of my Stephen King 1st editions. They weren’t worth that much but I imagine they thought they’d hit the mother lode.


      • anngeneral August 5, 2013 / 10:50 pm

        just wow!all of your Stephen King 1st editions?!? that’s a very brave and insane act! he/she must be a super fan of Stephen King.


      • sleepygirl2 August 6, 2013 / 5:39 am

        Looking back, I should have checked with the other used bookstores in town to see if they tried to sell them to them but it didn’t occur to me at the time.


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