First edition copy of Gabriel Garcia Marquez novel stolen

Copy of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s masterpiece, ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’, stolen at Bogota book fair.

Updated Jul 28, 2015

A signed first edition copy of late writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez's masterpiece “One Hundred Years of Solitude” was stolen from a locked cabinet at the International Book Fair in Bogota on Sunday.

The book fair is dedicated to Garcia Marquez, who died last year at the age of 87.

"One Hundred Years of Solitude" was first published in Spanish in 1967 and is one of the most translated books across the world.

The book is estimated to be worth $60,000, but the copy’s owner Alvaro Castillo Granada says it was priceless.

The stolen book has a dedication saying, “To Alvaro Castillo, the old-book seller, as yesterday and forever, your friend, Gabo.”

Police are currently investigating the book fair’s video footage.

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