Bookhunter by Jason Shiga
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Paperback, 144 pages
Published May 1st 2007 by Sparkplug Books
Source: egalley via edelweiss
A comic for bibliophiles or librarians!. Agent Bay is the Chief of the library police and he hunts down stolen books. Set in the 1970s the book opens with our hero in action. Then the rest of the book contains the main story involving the theft of an 1800s Bible on display in the Oakland Public Library. Bay is the type of officer who chases his suspects across the roofs of buildings and swings by cables when necessary. It was a fun little story that I enjoyed bur it is aimed at those with knowledge of books from paper content, bookbinding techniques and materials and library jargon. I did bookbinding years ago and am a lifelong library user and understood much of the bookishness. There is a certain dry humour as well which makes the book fun. If your only interest in books is reading them , this probably might be on the tedious side but if you like books for the sake of the actual product you'll get the jokes and jargon.