Book thieves

Times online recently published an article about the most stolen authors in the UK. Apparently, apart from reference books and maps, Terry Pratchett is the most stolen author. On the other hand, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows” is the most borrowed book in the UK. How anybody can steal books is a mystery to me. They can be borrowed in libraries, swapped or even found. And usually they don’t cost a fortune either. I’m not a big fan of Günther Grass, but for once he’s right when he says “Even bad books are books, and therefore sacred.” (“Die Blechtrommel”, “The Tin Drum”)

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