All posts tagged “Book theft

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Three Books

Baudolino by Umberto Eco. First edition hardback by Harcourt, 2002. English trans. by William Weaver. Jacket design by Vaughn Andrews, featuring a detail from the lefts side of Piero  della Francesco’s fresco Battle between Heraclius and Chosroes.  I bought this in the last days of 2002 from… Read More

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Confession

The following is the complete text of an email someone sent me today: I give you permission to publish this anonymously. Do you do that? *** It seems that I have stolen many books. Let me elaborate on these and the occasions on which I… Read More

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Patti Smith, Book Thief

Patti Smith’s story about stealing a book was published last month in The New Yorker; somehow we missed it. It’s good to see this blog return to its original mission sometimes. Here’s an excerpt, but the whole piece is lovely and moving: The next Saturday, my… Read More

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Bolaño the Biblioklept

The New York Review of Books has published an excerpt of Roberto Bolaño’s essay “Who Would Dare?” It’s from the forthcoming collection, Between Parentheses: Essays, Articles and Speeches (1998–2003) (translated by Natasha Wimmer; published by New Directions). A sample— The books that I remember best… Read More

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Sam Lipsyte, Book Thief

Sam Lipsyte read live from his new novel The Ask last night at HTML GIANT’s Ustream channel. The reading was cool but the best part was the q&a session afterward. We asked Lipsyte the one question all true biblioklepts are dying to know (and the… Read More