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The 5 Most Stolen Books

July 14, 2011
Yesterday, historian and author Barry H. Landau was arrested on charges of stealing historical documents. Laudau’s heist and the tremendous value of the stolen documents got us thinking about the other end of the literature theft spectrum: What are the most frequently stolen books from bookstores?

The results are surprisingly consistent—the same books and authors keep getting stolen across the country, so much so that many of them are frequently shelved behind the counter. Here are five of the most frequently stolen books, with sources listed below.

1. Anything by Charles Bukowski—if one name had to be chosen to top the list,
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