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Who’s Stealing Books?

The recession has led to a rash of shoplifters stealing books (at the rate of one per hour in one shop). The book that goes MIA most often in Austin, Texas? The Bible. However, in Manhattan, thieves have more literary tastes: Raymond Carver and Jack Kerourac are the most likely to walk off the shelves, which seems to prove a Brooklyn bookstore owner’s assertion that young men are the most likely to shoplift books.  See which other titles are red hot in this New York Times article.


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