;I just had a visit from two FBI agents who requested that I pass the word along on the library listservs. Apparently, our bookstore received a donation from who-knows-where of a book that is still a classified government document. The bookstore sold it for 10 cents to someone who, not really knowing the significance of the book, put it up for sale on E-Bay for $3.00. The FBI actually has a watchgroup monitoring E-Bay and they contacted the seller and confiscated the book (don’t know if they paid the $3 or not!). The agents wanted to know if there was any way we could track who donated the book. Well, naturally, we have no idea, and the agents expected that answer.
Posted February 12, 2003