Bard-Working Librarians Help Nab Book Thief

Shakespeare folio stolen in England surfaces in Washington
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 11, 2008 4:29 PM CDT
This 2006 photo shows a copy of Shakespeare's First Folio.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Quick-thinking librarians have helped recover a valuable book of Shakespeare's works stolen from a British university 10 years ago, the Washington Post reports. A man who arrived unannounced at Washington's Folger Shakespeare Library with a copy of the 1623 First Folio set off "alarm bells" with his tale of the $2.5 million volume's provenance, says a library official.

"It's come back after all this time and there is an interesting tale to it," said a spokesman for the police in Durham, England, who have a suspect in custody.