Professor Travis McDade, an expert on crimes against rare books, recently spoke to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about the topic. He has been following the investigation into a major theft at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's rare book room, involving materials valued at more than $8 million.
"I haven’t seen the relationship between a thief and a bookseller that was as tight as this one. You have a librarian in charge of this collection and a bookseller who is funneling this collection out into the private world. Once they got it going, they both became dependent on it. The stealing could not have been done without [Greg] Priore," Mr. McDade said.
Full story at www.post-gazette.com.