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Hundreds of books owned by Warren Zevon to be sold

Associated Press logo Associated Press 7/1/2017 By LISA RATHKE, Associated Press
In this June 27, 2017 photo, Crystal Zevon, ex-wife of the late musician Warren Zevon, talks about Zevon's book collection that is for sale. Proceeds from the online sales of individual books and collections will support a community center in West Barnet, Vermont. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke) © The Associated Press In this June 27, 2017 photo, Crystal Zevon, ex-wife of the late musician Warren Zevon, talks about Zevon's book collection that is for sale. Proceeds from the online sales of individual books and collections will support a community center in West Barnet, Vermont. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)

WEST BARNET, Vt. (AP) — Late musician Warren Zevon's heroes were writers and classical musicians. That's clear by the "Werewolves of London" singer's large and eclectic library that is being auctioned.

This June 27, 2017 photo shows some of the books in the collection of Warren Zevon, in West Barnet, Vt. Zevon's book collection is for sale. Proceeds from the online sales of individual books and collections will support a community center in West Barnet. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke) © The Associated Press This June 27, 2017 photo shows some of the books in the collection of Warren Zevon, in West Barnet, Vt. Zevon's book collection is for sale. Proceeds from the online sales of individual books and collections will support a community center in West Barnet. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)

The collection of nearly 1,000 books includes copies signed by authors with personal notes to Zevon.

Among the books are collections of W. Somerset Maugham and Graham Greene as well as detective fiction. Some are by friends like Hunter S. Thompson, Carl Hiaasen or Stephen King.

Some contain items within their pages from the musician's life, like a fax from a record company or a restaurant receipt.

Zevon died in 2003 at age 56.

The books are being catalogued and gradually sold on eBay. Zevon's ex-wife and daughter plan to put the money toward a community retreat center they've started in Vermont.

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