Wondering how Canadian bookstores fared, I did some research and found a CBC article from January of this year: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/haruki-murakami-toronto-theft-used-books-used-book-store-1.3923235. This article prompted The Guardian to write a piece entitled “Stolen good books: why Canadian thieves outclass the British” (https://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2017/jan/09/stolen-books-canadian-thieves-outclass-british-murakami).
Of course, book thievery is not a new crime. A few years ago, Flavorwire explored the history of book thievery and outlined twelve shocking cases: http://flavorwire.com/405019/12-tales-of-book-thievery.
Book lovers become understandably upset with people who steal books. Should a book thief find him/herself in prison, this list of 20 books to read in prison might be helpful: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/9926784/20-books-to-read-in-prison.html?frame=2508077.