Bob Eckstein is an award-winning illustrator, writer, New Yorker cartoonist, snowman expert, and author of the New York Times bestselling Footnotes from the Greatest Bookstores. His cartoons, Op-eds, and short stories appear worldwide regularly including the New York Times, New York Daily News, MAD magazine, Readers Digest, The Spectator, Prospect, Wall Street Journal, Playboy, among many others. Based on the New York Times bestseller Footnotes from the World’s Greatest Bookstores, Bob Eckstein brings his heart-tugging illustrations to a postcard set in World’s Greatest Bookstores: 100 Postcards (Clarkson Potter). Here are 100 postcards that celebrate the pillar of every community–the independent bookstore–with 50 total illustrations to both send and save. Celebrating beloved bookshops and the people who work in them, each of these postcards includes a painterly illustration with the name and dates of operation and room for writing on the back, offering a charming dedication to the world of books. Eckstein is also author of The Illustrated History of the Snowman (Gallery Books). Who made the first snowman? Who first came up with the idea of placing snowballs on top of each other, and who decided they would use a carrot for a nose? Most puzzling of all: How can this mystery ever be solved, with all the evidence long since melted? Whenever we see big snowballs our first impulse is to deck them out with a top hat. Humorist and writer Bob Eckstein has long been fascinated by this ubiquitous symbol of wintertime fun — and finally, for the first time, one of the world’s most popular icons gets his due. A thoroughly entertaining exploration, The History of the Snowman travels back in time to shed light on the snowman’s enigmatic past.