Where have all the nice books gone?
June 19, 2003 7:54 AM   Subscribe

A monstery mystery. A tale of confused monks, hoarded books, secret passageways, hidden cupboards and, ummm, CCTV.
posted by humuhumu (11 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Yeah... but where're the monsters?
posted by soyjoy at 8:04 AM on June 19, 2003

older article on the situation (for reference).
posted by shoepal at 8:05 AM on June 19, 2003

How many of us bibliophiles would be tempted to go "one tome over the line" if we knew of a neglected collection of old books? I had to leave the country to fix my "problem".
posted by planetkyoto at 8:24 AM on June 19, 2003

"one tome over the line"


3 minutes in the penalty box.

Carry on.
posted by Ynoxas at 8:29 AM on June 19, 2003

A monstery mystery

Cutest typo ever, has echoes of Sesame Street's "Monsterpiece Theatre".

Great news item. I don't think I would have been able to resist either.
posted by orange swan at 8:32 AM on June 19, 2003

Calling William of Baskerville.
posted by pjgulliver at 8:44 AM on June 19, 2003

Wow, "burglary by ruse and escalade." It sounds so romantic.
posted by sklero at 9:25 AM on June 19, 2003

Can a movie deal be far behind?

Great link, humuhumu.
posted by widdershins at 9:31 AM on June 19, 2003

I believe, Ynuxas, that you have misspelled punalty box.
posted by jacquilynne at 12:04 PM on June 19, 2003

If the thief had a voltage detector, he could have been alerted to the CCTV. that was his down fall. The police where foolish not to examine to room thoroughly. Holmes, in the 'Adventure of the Speckled band' for instance comes to mind.

Stealing is wrong. books seems a moral crime as well as civil crime, but to steal rare books is a very bad. BUT, this guy restored the books and cared for them which deserves consideration.
posted by clavdivs at 12:27 PM on June 19, 2003

older discussion (for reference).
posted by todd at 6:13 PM on June 20, 2003

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