news flash – book theft


Overnight at the New Jersey Book Fair we had approximately a dozen books stolen from a locked room at the fair. I am still trying to determine exactly what was taken, and should be able to do that, but among the stolen books were several Hemingway’s including the limited and signed Farewell to Arms, a trade editon of the same title in jacket, Men without Women in jacket, an unjacketed by inscribed reprint of In Our Time, a Raymond Chandler Farewell, My Lovely, and some others. No one is in the office at ABAA, but I should be able to provide complete descriptions and photos of each book to the Security Committee once I get home.

Dealers in the NY area should be on the lookout.

Best,

Tom Congalton
Between the Covers Rare Books, Inc., ABAA

When did it become a free for all to steal books? It’s getting out of hand.

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