UK books trade on alert after US library theft

Rare books and prints valued at millions of dollars remain at large in the international market in the wake of a US library theft.

Two men, a well-known US dealer and a librarian together accused of orchestrating the theft of hundreds of books from the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, are due to appear in court on August 15. John Schulman, 54, co-founder of Caliban Book Shop and an expert on the US Antiques Roadshow, and Greg Priore, 61, archivist of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s special collections since 1992, were charged last month with multiple offences. Court papers allege that between the late 1990s and 2016, Priore ...