A reader just emailed me asking about my comment on The Bible being the most stolen book. In my bookstore experience, this is true. We have copies go MIA every week. Not sure if there's any hard data to back it up, but it's a well-discussed anomaly in the book industry.
Why could this be the case? Lots of people read it or want to, and perhaps they feel justified in stealing something they think should be accessible to everyone for free. Just a guess.
Other books that go missing quite regularly where I work? Anything by Kurt Vonnegut. And most of the fiction classics. Methinks many High School students either can't afford to buy them for essays or have lost their library's copy and need to replace it.
And yes, the irony of a Bible reader stealing their own copy is not lost on me. Ten Commandments begone.