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Bookworm in a bind

A man described by his family as an avid reader has been arrested for stealing 30,000 library books, found in his home, car and two rented lockers, Reuter reports from Minnesota. Police said Gerald Lapre, 40, would be charged with theft. They said he smuggled the books in paper bags or used false library cards over a 10-year period. The books, ranging from Greek and Roman mythology to Garfield the Cat, were worth pounds 380,000.