Two men accused of cannibalizing or taking more than $8 million worth of rare books from the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and then selling them to collectors pleaded guilty January 13 to theft. Greg Priore, formerly the archivist of the library’s rare book room, and John Schulman, who owns Caliban Book Shop, will be sentenced in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court on April 17. Priore pleaded guilty to theft and receiving stolen property. Priore admitted taking items from the Oliver Room by carrying individual plates and maps out in manila folders. Sometimes he would take books or other larger items. The thefts were discovered in 2017.
Pittsburgh (Pa.) Post-Gazette, Jan. 13