Big Books from the big box store

From time to time, I get questions about how to buy¬†The Big Book of Peanuts series, and they tend to be tough to answer. I understand why people would want these books, as each of them has a whole decade of the Peanuts daily strip (no Sundays.) While there are sometimes used ones available on Amazon, in general they are tough to find. I’ve only ever seen new books available in the big box membership stores like Costco, and then only around the Christmas season. When people have asked me to pick them up, well, these are big heavy books that are a pain in the tuchis to ship.

But at the moment, Costco is selling them online, and at a reasonable price – $24.99 each including shipping (At the store, they sell them for about $5 less.) The bad news is that you still have to be a Costco member to order them… but I bet if you could find a Costco member friend anywhere, they’ll probably be able to order them shipped to your US address. Worse come to worse, a Costco membership runs $60 per year.

There are four volumes out to date. I’m hoping that this holiday buying season will bring us the final one.

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I’m to blame for Schulz forgeries!

EBay is, unsurprisingly, awash in fraud. It gets pulled in many ways, including knock-off items and forgeries. Cartoonist Terry Beatty (currently of the “Rex Morgan” newspaper strip) has been doing a good job of highlighting tracings and fakes being passed off as original drawings by famous cartoonists – and given …

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Hot Wheels hot deals

I’m used to Hot Wheels charging several bucks apiece for licensed character cars, so when I saw this series of six Peanuts cars for $1 at my local Ralphs grocery store (with membership card, natch), I scarfed them up without pausing to think “do I really need Hot Wheels cars?” …

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Good deal alert!

Only What’s Necessary: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of Peanuts, Chip Kidd’s lovely, frustratingly page number-less book of Peanutsy stuff, is more than half off at Amazon at the moment. I have no idea how long this will last, so order now! Share this: