WILKES-BARRE, Pa., July 25 A bookstore owner's obsession with the written word has cost him his Pennsylvania home after local officials deemed his book collection a fire hazard.
Authorities in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., condemned John Puchniak's apartment this year when a routine inspection raised concern the bookstore owner's collection of nearly 3,000 texts could cause a fire, The (Wilkes-Barre) Times Leader reported Wednesday.
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It is virtually impossible to have too many books... Especially when you own a bookstore. I'm with the guy on this one. By the way-- didn't something of this nature happen in Diane Setterfield's Thirteenth Tale?