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Evanesco! Harry Potter Books Often Stolen From Libraries in Scotland

Posted by: sue
November 13, 2008, 08:44 AM

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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Or they get smaller and smaller, and disappear, like some “mugglekeys”…
But of course most don’t believe in magic so they prefer to think it was stolen :))

Posted by Superlaetitia on November 19, 2008, 04:37 PM report to moderator
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I have to give it an LOL. The books are so amazing that people without a copy hav to steal them. Personally, the books derserve it. I would be honored if any of my books are stolen!!

Posted by Potterfan#1 on September 18, 2011, 01:02 PM report to moderator
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