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While in a Barnes & Noble in the US during our recent holiday (December 2017), I came across a very large and very heavy book (possibly dark red in colour) containing a number of Peanuts comics. I believe it was every strip published from the 50s up until the end in 2000, because I checked the first and last pages to make sure.

I intended to take a photo of it or write down the ISBN so I could purchase it back home (it was too heavy to bring back), but my phone was flat so I wasn't able to.

Now looking on B&N and Amazon, I can't seem to find the book. I can find the individual volumes (e.g. 1950-1952) but not the single, large book that I saw.

Does anyone know the book I'm referring to?

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    Voting to leave open as this not a recommendation question. It is looking for a single book (almost like a story-id).
    – Skooba
    Jan 27 '18 at 14:51
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    "but my phone was flat so I wasn't able to" - smartphones often are pretty flat, unlike the much chunkier older phones.
    – Rand al'Thor
    Jan 28 '18 at 1:02
  • Have you tried calling the particular store you saw it at?
    – Ovi
    Apr 27 '18 at 21:28
  • @Ovi, the thought didn't occur to me, however I've since bought the "Celebrating Peanuts" book. On top of which our phone doesn't allow international calls, so it's a bit tricky :)
    – Grayda
    Apr 28 '18 at 14:06
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    Ah okay. Well maybe email could have been something to try.
    – Ovi
    Apr 28 '18 at 14:43
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Nearly 18,000 Peanuts strips were published in the newspapers, so a single volume would run to about 3,000 pages even if you managed to squeeze six strips on a page. Needless to say, no such single volume exists. As kimchi lover notes, there is a 26-volume set that contains all the strips (plus some "extras"), but this doesn't sound like what you saw.

My best guess is that you saw Celebrating Snoopy, which matches your description of a large, dark red volume. It is 10" by 13" and runs to 560 pages, and it came out just a few months ago. Obviously, it doesn't contain all the strips, but it contains a lot of them. If you want as many strips as possible in a single volume, either this book or the companion volume Celebrating Peanuts (which came out in hardcover at the 60th anniversary in 2010 and in softcover at the 65th anniversary in 2015) is your best bet.

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  • Yep, that's the one! I thought it was the whole set because it was 500+ pages long, very large in size and looking at the first and last strips, they were the actual first and last strips. The book is now on its way. Thanks!
    – Grayda
    Jan 28 '18 at 6:59

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