Dr. Seuss’ “canceled” books are becoming rarer by the minute.
EBay is barring users from reselling the six Dr. Seuss books that will no longer be printed due to their “racist” imagery — a move that comes after the books started going for hundreds of dollars on the auction site.
“EBay is currently sweeping our marketplace to remove these items,” an eBay spokeswoman told the Wall Street Journal in an email.
The announcement comes after Dr. Seuss Enterprises, which publishes the author’s books for Penguin Random House, said it would no longer print six titles — “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street,” “If I Ran the Zoo,” “McElligot’s Pool,” “On Beyond Zebra!,” Scrambled Eggs Super!,” and “The Cat’s Quizzer.”
A scan of eBay on Thursday did not show any of the books on sale.
The decision incensed book collectors who sell and buy them online.
“You can sell Mein Kampf on eBay but not one for the 6 newly “forbidden” Dr. Seuss books,” tweeted one.
“You can’t make this stuff up,” another user fumed. “@eBay is blocking my listing of @DrSeuss’s “The Cat’s Quizzer” & citing it as offensive material.”