This is a wonderful article from The Stranger in Seattle: Flying Off the Shelves: The Pleasures and Perils of Chasing Book Thieves,” by Paul Constant
Excerpt: “…I know a few booksellers who have literally been driven a little bit crazy at the thought of their inventory evaporating out the door, and with good reason: An overabundance of shoplifters can put bookstores out of business. One local bookstore owner can famously talk about shoplifters with total strangers for hours, with the detail and passion that some people reserve for sexual conquests….”
Check here for more articles by this author. And I’ve blogged about book thieves here and here and here.
Thank you to Library Link of the Day for the link.