Chapter of Shame for British Librarian

Follow-up on our report last month of the Manchester UK librarian who stole rare books from the Central Library and sold them on e-bay (Manchester Evening News).

Norman Buckley took valuable copies of the works of Chaucer, John Donne and others valued at more than £250,000. Buckley admitted stealing the books and when he returned to answer police bail, he accounted for each individual item, telling police that he had started to steal after breaking up with his long-term girlfriend. Some excuse.