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Book 'em

What does the obsessive passion of book thieves tell us about ourselves as readers?

By Matthew Battles
October 23, 2005

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AMONG THE MANY bookplates pasted into the volumes of Harvard's Widener Library, one stands out in its severe simplicity. ''This book was stolen from Harvard College Library," it says. ''It was later recovered. The thief was sentenced to two years at hard labor." (Full article: 803 words)

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