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  • THE MAN WHO LOVED BOOKS TOO MUCH: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession. by Bartlett, Allison Hoover.
    Bartlett, Allison Hoover.
    THE MAN WHO LOVED BOOKS TOO MUCH: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Riverhead Books, (2009.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of convicted book thief, John Charles Gilkey, and how - with the help of his fellow booksellers and an unusual cop that took book theft seriously - antiquarian bookseller Ken Sanders, ABAA security chair and a self-professed biblio-detective, cracked the case and exposed the book thief. Notes. 274 pp. ISBN: 1594488916.

    Condition: Near fine in fine dust jacket (remainder line)

    Book ID: 78906
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  • THE BOOKSELLER'S ADVICE. by Breitner, Sue (illustrated by Jane Chambliss-Rigie.)
    Breitner, Sue (illustrated by Jane Chambliss-Rigie.)
    THE BOOKSELLER'S ADVICE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (1981.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Charming story of a bookseller who has read every book in his shop and shares his wisdom with all the villagers who come in - until he begins to lose his hearing, which causes him to mistake one word for another, with some humorous results in the advice he gives. Duotone illustrations by Jane Chambliss-Rigie. Unpaginated, slightly oversized. ISBN: 0-670-181390.

    Condition: Very near fine in a good only dust jacket (fading to spine of dj, tears on front cover, creasing, small chip.)

    Book ID: 51192
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  • FAKING IT. by Macdonald, Marianne.
    Macdonald, Marianne.
    FAKING IT.

    Edition: First printing.

    Sutton, Surrey & New York" Severn House, (2006). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The eighth mystery featuring Dido Hoare, antiquarian bookshop owner and single parent, a story loosely inspired by the Voynich Manuscript. SIGNED by author on title page. Unlike many bibliomysteries, the bookstore background seems quite realistic - which is reasonable since Macdonald is married to an antiquarian bookseller. SIGNED on the title page. Afterword. 214 pp. ISBN: 0-727863908.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 74640
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  • THE BOOKSELLER OF KABUL. by Seierstad, Asne.
    Seierstad, Asne.
    THE BOOKSELLER OF KABUL.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (2003) dj. Hardcover - An account of the time Seierstad spent living with the family of thirteen in their four-roomed home. "Bookseller Sultan Khan defied the authorities for twenty years to supply books to the people of Kabul. He was arrested, interrogated and imprisoned by the communists and watched illiterate Taliban soldiers burn piles of his books in the street. He even resorted to hiding most of his stock in attics all over Kabul. But while Khan is passionate in his love of books and hatred of censorship, he is also a committed Muslim with strict views on family life. As an outsider, Seierstad is able to move between the private world of the women -…

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    Boston: Little Brown, (2003) dj. Hardcover - An account of the time Seierstad spent living with the family of thirteen in their four-roomed home. "Bookseller Sultan Khan defied the authorities for twenty years to supply books to the people of Kabul. He was arrested, interrogated and imprisoned by the communists and watched illiterate Taliban soldiers burn piles of his books in the street. He even resorted to hiding most of his stock in attics all over Kabul. But while Khan is passionate in his love of books and hatred of censorship, he is also a committed Muslim with strict views on family life. As an outsider, Seierstad is able to move between the private world of the women - including Khan's two wives - and the more public lives of the men. The result is an intimate and fascinating portrait of a family which also offers a unique perspective on a troubled country." Translated by Ingrid Christophersen. 288 pp. ISBN: 0-316-726052.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 60826
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