There are more than 23 million "Calvin and Hobbes" books in print, and each of the 14 book collections has been a million-seller within the first year of publication. The most recent collection, "The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book," was published in the fall of 1995 by Andrews McMeel and rose to number one on the New York Times best-seller list. It remained on best-seller lists across the country for weeks after publication.
Bill Waterson regretfully retired from creating the Calvin and Hobbes comic strip at the end of 1995. The legacy lives on in a large collection of books that have collected the large amount of strips that were created in a peroid of over ten years. They can still be enjoyed to this day. Great characters and a lot of fun!