Book Club Kit: The Man Who Loved Books Too Much

The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession
by Allison Hoover Bartlett
First Published: 2009
10 Copies & Reading Guide

Unrepentant book thief John Charles Gilkey has stolen a fortune in rare books from around the county. Yet unlike most thieves, who steal for profit, Gilkey steals for the love of the books. Perhaps equally obsessive, though, is Ken Sanders, the self-appointed “bibliodick” driven to catch him. Sanders, a lifelong rare book collector and dealer turned amateur detective, will stop at nothing to catch the thief plaguing his trade.

Reading Guide:
Penguin.com – Includes an Introduction and Discussion Questions

Reviews:
The New York Times – “The Book Thief” by Christopher R. Beha
The Washington Post – “Book Review” by Dennis Drabelle
Los Angeles Times – “Book Review” by Carmela Ciuraru

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