Six Dr. Seuss Books To No Longer Be Printed!

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Re: Six Dr. Seuss Books To No Longer Be Printed!

Post by Dacey » March 6th, 2021, 5:19 pm

:)

All very good points. For me personally I think the ebay decision was where I lost my "cool" on this, as that is where I think the line was crossed here (though it is possible Droo was right and it was simply about sellers overblowing the price, but that's not the reason they gave for it). For what it's worth, the move comes across as hypocritical as heck, since you can still buy this on ebay...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Old-Black-Clot ... SwhWZgO9WH
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Re: Six Dr. Seuss Books To No Longer Be Printed!

Post by Dacey » March 28th, 2021, 3:43 pm

And it continues...

https://deadline.com/2021/03/captain-un ... 234723399/

I tried buying it on ebay for a reasonable price. It was in my cart, but when I clicked "checkout" the site wouldn't let me. Now the site behaves as though book doesn't exist when you search it. Other sites are the same way, including third party dealers. Seriously, it's kind of scary how this book isn't available anywhere only hours after this press release comes out.

It may not be official "censorship"--but it still feels uncomfortable. And there's a BIG difference between no longer publishing the book and taking the published copies out of circulation.
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Re: Six Dr. Seuss Books To No Longer Be Printed!

Post by gaastra » March 28th, 2021, 5:13 pm

This was reported a week ago. Ebay banned selling the books! Amazon market still sells them at about $100 for some of them used!

https://fortune.com/2021/03/05/dr-seuss ... -listings/

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Re: Six Dr. Seuss Books To No Longer Be Printed!

Post by droosan » March 28th, 2021, 5:45 pm

fwiw, gaastra .. Dacey's link refers to a different book; The Adventures of Ook & Gluk, Kung Fu Cavemen From The Future, by Dav Pilkey (of Captain Underpants fame).

eBay and Amazon are far from the only booksellers online, however.

One of my favorite online sources for old or 'out-of-print' books (which I've used for over 20 years) is BookFinder.com .. though, it's less of an actual marketplace, and more of a connected database enabling 'brick & mortar' used bookstores to offer their wares for sale on the internet.

Just enter an author and title, and you'll be presented with multiple options, sorted by price (from 'reasonable,' all the way up to :shock: ) -- from bookstores all over the world.

Be sure to read the condition descriptions carefully (especially for childrens' books; which tend to take a beating, depending on the age of the kid(s) who previously owned 'em). And best of luck in your search. :)

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