Evanesco! Harry Potter Books Often Stolen From Libraries in Scotland


Nov 13, 2008

Posted by: SueTLC


Several articles out today, detailing books that are frequently stolen from libraries in Scotland. The Edinburgh Evening News reports that topping the list are books from the Harry Potter series. “New figures reveal JK Rowling’s works are not only the country’s top sellers, but also top for being thieved. Children’s author Jacqueline Wilson’s books and DVLA driving theory books are second and third. Taxpayers are footing the bill, which amounted to £223,463 last year.”

The Daily Record also reports that curiously, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets tops the list of books stolen, with the paper also quoting officials on how they are dealing with the growing problem of missing books. Edinburgh City Libraries boss Martin Hinds said members are “vigorously pursued” for the return of books. He said: “We send people reminders and take other steps but if someone’s going to steal, we can take action. ”

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