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11. BOOK THIEVES LOVE THE BIBLE.
At The World's Biggest Bookstore in Toronto, “the Bible was the number one stolen book of all time,” Chin says.
Other frequently stolen books? Japanese comics (a.k.a. manga), expensive medical books, and Kurt Vonnegut’s work. Chin also says Haruki Murakami books were so frequently stolen that her bookstore had to take them off the shelves, only bringing them out when they were specifically requested.