Prices of ‘banned’ Dr. Seuss books explode on the secondary market


The controversy over Dr. Seuss Enterprises releasing six Seuss books for offensive images has caused the books to go up in price on the secondary market.

The controversy over Dr. Seuss Enterprises’ decision to remove six Dr. Seuss books from the press because the company determined that some of the racial stereotypes used in the books represent “people in hurtful and incorrect ways” has led to let the six books soar. in the secondary market.

Dr. Seuss Enterprises was founded in 1993 by Audrey Geisel, Theodore “Dr. Seuss” Geisel’s widow, to help promote her late husband’s work after he passed away in 1991. Geisel passed away in 2018, so the company no longer has a direct connection to the Geisel heritage. The six books extracted were And to think that I saw it on Mulberry Street, If I ran the zoo, McElligot Pool, Beyond Zebra!, Scrambled Eggs Super!, Y The Cat Quizzer.

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The media coverage of the recall of these books clearly led to some enterprising sellers and also some scared buyers, as the prices of these books have been progressing beyond normal logical supply and demand levels.

Most of the books that were retired weren’t among Seuss’s most popular releases, and fewer were available for sale as a result, but both Beyond Zebra! Y Scrambled Eggs Super! were costs about $ 15-20 until Tuesday morning, when the news broke. Now, Scrambled Eggs Super has sold for over $ 700 just by itself.

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The two most popular extracted books are If I ran the zoo Y And to think that I saw it on Mulberry Street, and that’s where prices really get into some crazy territory. And to think that I saw it on Mulberry Street It was the first children’s book Seuss made (after a successful career as a cartoonist and advertising artist) and, as a result, it has been printed many times over the years. Therefore And to think that I saw it on Mulberry Street Y If I ran the zoo sell regularly on the secondary market.

The fact that they are regularly sold on the secondary market makes it clear that there is a huge supply of these books and yet, due to the news hysteria, even a popular book like And to think that I saw it on Mulberry Street went from selling by as little as $ 6 early on Tuesday at over $ 300 after the news.

A popular seller has been Seuss anthology books, such as Seuss Six

What has been selling for more than $ 100 despite being a fairly recent collection.

The six books removed sold for almost $ 5,000. These themed sets have proven to be quite popular on eBay so far.

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