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Robertson on Library Security and Disaster Planning by Guy Robertson

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A word from a pro

Protecting your store against book thieves

Abstract

A fictional thief describes techniques of stealing books from bookstores. Book thieves come from a wide variety of backgrounds. They might need money, which they can get from the sale of stolen books. Or they might be students who are angered by the prices of books. Successful theft depends on three steps: targeting desirable items, concealing them from bookstore staff, and making a clean exit. Booksellers can frustrate thieves by remaining vigilant and by allowing honest customers to sit comfortably in shelf areas. Thieves do not like to be observed, or to steal books while other people are near.

Keywords

Book thief

Bookstore

Motivation

Theft

Shoplifting

Price tag ...

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