The Most Frequently Stolen Books

5 Aug

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

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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 Responses to “The Most Frequently Stolen Books”

  1. anngeneral August 5, 2013 at 9:43 pm #

    interesting 🙂

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    • sleepygirl2 August 5, 2013 at 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.

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      • anngeneral August 5, 2013 at 9:54 pm #

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

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      • sleepygirl2 August 5, 2013 at 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.

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      • anngeneral August 5, 2013 at 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.

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      • sleepygirl2 August 6, 2013 at 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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