Bookseller Sells Collection of Books; Retires Thanks to the Church’s Undervaluing the Collection
This article tickled my fancy. Apparently, the Church of England approved the sale of hundreds of old Bibles and manuscripts to John Thornton, a small bookshop owner in Chelsea, West London for 36,000 pounds. Thornton, in turn, resold the religious collection for more than 500,000 pounds and plans to retire to the country with his windfall.
The spokesperson for the Church said “that the deal was a ‘terrible shame’ but had been done to make room.” I guess the Church will have to hold a record number of bake sales to make up for this loss.
Via Galley Cat.