09/20/2010 02:30 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Lost Library: What Happens To A Dead Writer's Book Collection?

The news of Liddell's discovery quickly spread through Facebook and Twitter's literary districts, and Markson's fans realized that his personal library, about 2,500 books in all, had been sold off and was now anonymously scattered throughout The Strand, the vast Manhattan bookstore where Liddell had bought her book.

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