Peanuts: a Golden Celebration, the large 50th anniversary book, is now shipping in paperback. (This isn’t the first paperback edition, but the earlier one was available only to a membrs of a book club.) One thing I do want to note is that this edition has not been updated at all. The Peanuts timeline in it still ends in 1999, before Schulz’s retirement. The closing anecdote about someone calling Schulz to see if he was still alive feels a little odd, as he passed the following year. Still, this is a very good introduction to the full breadth of Peanuts, with strips from all but the last year, plus lots of interesting commentary and sidebars. The price is nice, too.