Further musings on Sunday's LISNews story about stolen books:
A recent New York Times article about book thefts has the online community atwitter about one mysterious Boulder author accused of feeling a little too entitled to the fruits of his labor.
In taking a national snapshot of the shoplifting problem, the Times story cut to Boulder, where "one writer was even busted stealing his own books." The Times, which didn't name the author, talked to Christopher Ohman, who was manager of the Boulder Book Store at the time.
"I think he felt somewhat entitled to the copies," Ohman told the Times, conceding that the author's alcohol problem might also have led to the attempted theft.
"In some ways, I can kind of understand that logic," he said. "I mean, it's a commonly held misconception that authors get as many copies of their books as they want, and that's not always the case."
Scott Foley, who is now the floor manager for the Boulder Bookstore, wouldn't disclose the name of the thieving author but said his attempt to swipe his own tome has become an infamous story told during security training for new bookstore employees.
Speculation as to the identity of the thief is engaged in on Gawker.