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listen to Allison Radio New Zealand interview
November 22, 2010

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December 9, 2010

listen to Allison For the Love of Books
The thingness of books is a sensual experience of sight, smell and feel. That’s why people obsess over old books, and why they steal them. In The Man Who Loved Books Too Much, Allison Hoover Bartlett profiles John Gilkey, a man for whom books were building blocks for a whole new identity.

listen to Allison All Things Considered: Literary Larceny: A Book Thief Meets His Match
Is it possible to love books too much? Writer Allison Hoover Bartlett thinks so, given the reaction she often gets to her new book, The Man Who Loved Books Too Much.

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A journalist tracks the mind and motivation of a notorious book thief who regularly eludes capture, one of many thieves making rare books the art form most sought after by criminals.

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listen to Allison Book Talk
This week Alan Farley talks with authors about their work and their lives, with their latest book as the starting point.

listen to Allison Bob Edwards
I’ve probably driven by Ken Sanders Rare Books more times that I can count, but I’m ashamed to say that I have never once stopped in.  As a student at the University of Utah, I knew every used book store in the Salt Lake Valley (my personal favorite was Experienced Books, these days long out of business), but I was intimidated by the word “rare” on Sanders’ shop front.

listen to Allison Studio Tulsa
On this edition of our show, we speak with the Bay Area-based journalist and writer Allsion Hoover Bartlett, whose new book is "The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession." The thief at the heart of this book --- a man named John Gilkey, who's both seriously obsessed and entirely unrepentant --- was originally profiled by Bartlett in a piece that appeared in The Best American Crime Writing 2007.