Hobby Lobby, in the Bible business?

Well not exactly, but they are buying them – rare and antique ones  – for a museum.

Specialists estimate the family has bought illuminated, or decorated, manuscripts, Torahs, papyri and other works worth $20 million to $40 million from auction houses, dealers, private collectors and institutions, some of which may be selling because of financial pressure.

The man leading the effort is Steve Green, president of Hobby Lobby, a private company based here that is a favorite of scrapbook makers, do-it-yourselfers and home decorators. The company, founded by his father, David, in 1972, now numbers 439 stores and has generated a family fortune that Forbes magazine estimates at $2.5 billion.

Craft Shop Family Buys Up Ancient Bibles for Museum from NYT.


2 thoughts on “Hobby Lobby, in the Bible business?

  1. We have two Hobby Lobby stores here. I just bought some stuff at one of them earlier today. I love that they are closed on Sunday(I remember when everything was closed on Sunday).

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