Alcoholics Anonymous’ Big Book Collection up for Auction

Alcoholics Anonymous’ Big Book Collection up for Auction

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In the City of Angels, there’s going to be a book auction—and you’re going to be paying attention.   Image Via AP News   Got some serious cash on your hands? You could pay off your student loans… or you could buy nineteen first-edition copies of an integral work for a nationwide organization. Nineteen copies of the founding document of Alcoholics Anonymous, known as the “Big Book,” will be auctioned off this July 19th in Los Angeles.   Image Via Vox Let’s review some history: The Big Book is actually titled Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of How Many Thousands of …

First Edition Harry Potter Book Sells for Nearly $100k

First Edition Harry Potter Book Sells for Nearly $100k

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First edition books have become prized possessions to bibliophiles around the world. The more expensive ones like The Canterbury Tales or the Gutenberg Bible have sold upwards of $4 million, while others like The Catcher in the Rye and Pride and Prejudice have sold in the thousands. Joining this list of prized first editions is Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, which recently sold for just under $100,000.     J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series, has found herself on the list of top ten most expensive books before with her Tales of Beedle the Bard. This book is a collection of children’s stories …