It’s a library book even if you buy it

Upcoming releases

Coming in August (and available for preorder) is Let’s Go to the Library!, a Ready-to-Read level 2 book about young Sally Brown getting her first library card.

I can just picture the consideration at the library behind buying the hardcover library edition of this book. “We should get this! It will encourage kids to come to the library!”

“But the kid won’t see it unless they’re already in the library, in which case, they don’t need to be sold on the library.”


(Libraries are good things. I like libraries.)

Art by Robert Pope!

Upcoming releases
Upcoming books of Schulz interviews and Sundays

Coming from Fantagraphics in October is “What Cartooning Really Is”: The Major Interviews with Charles Schulz. This offers up four interviews with Sparky, conducted by Fantagraphics head Gary Groth, film critic Leonard Maltin, novelist Laurie Colwin, and comics historian Rick Marschall. For those with a hefty Peanuts research bookshelf, the …

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The new Only Necessary cover

AAUGH Blog reader Asher kindly pointed out that I had messed up including a link to my review of the previous edition of the Chip Kidd book Only What’s Necessary, so I’ve fixed that post, and here’s the link again! Meanwhile, we now have a front cover image for the …

Upcoming releases
Not just a Peanuts book, THE Peanuts Book

Coming out this fall for the 70th anniversary of Peanuts is a 200 page hardcover that is titled simply The Peanuts Book. (There is a chance that I will have a very minor involvement in this book, so out of caution, I’m raising the ethics flag and just running the …