Rare €50,000 Harry Potter First Edition Finds Its Way Up for Auction

Rare €50,000 Harry Potter First Edition Finds Its Way Up for Auction

Do you remember the day that you brought home your first Harry Potter book? Do you remember going to the bookstore and picking up a copy of the story that stunned the world? I do. I remember my second-grade self holding my Dad’s hand as we strolled through the aisles of the bookstore to the “big girl section,” so I could pick out my first chapter book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. I loved that book with all my heart, but I did not take good care of it. Of course, back then, I did not know preserving books …

What?! How Much Did This ‘Harry Potter’ Sell For?

What?! How Much Did This ‘Harry Potter’ Sell For?

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Back in July, we here at Bookstr reported that a fist edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone had sold at auction for £28,500, or, $34,650.73! Finishing that article, we said that “Sadly, you can’t get this copy anymore since, well, you know, it’s been bought for a gigantic amount of money” but turns out we were wrong!     The long and short of it is that back in the day, when J.K. Rowling wrote the first of seven books (seven? Wow!), it was entitled Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and later re-titled Harry Potter and the …

First Edition ‘Harry Potter’ Sells For Over $34,000!

First Edition ‘Harry Potter’ Sells For Over $34,000!

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Remember that rare copy of the first Harry Potter book that was up for auction? Well, it finally sold for an astonishing £28,500, or, $34,650.73!   IMAGE VIA IMGFACE   In case you’ve been under a rock for the past twenty years, here’s the skinny: J.K. Rowling wrote seven books and the first one is called Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, which was later re-titled Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone because British publishers weren’t confident American children would know what a ‘philosopher’ was. On June 26th 1997, Bloomsbury published Philosopher’s Stone with an initial print-run of five thousand copies in hardback, three hundred of …

21-Year-Old Harry Potter Fan Buys 3 First Editions for £3, Becomes Rich

21-Year-Old Harry Potter Fan Buys 3 First Editions for £3, Becomes Rich

Twenty-one-year old Hayley Malsom bought three Harry Potter volumes for £9.00 at a British Heart Foundation charity shop, not realizing that they were first editions. However these copies of The Goblet of Fire, The Order of the Phoenix and The Half-Blood Prince are worth an estimated £60,000 (approx. $85,000).   Malsom tweeted her delight shortly after making the discovery:   Still can’t quite believe I found three first edition Harry Potter books in the charity shop today! — Hayley Beth ? (@lovehayleybeth) March 8, 2018   ‘As far as I’m aware the staff in the charity shop are unaware that they are first …

A First Edition Harry Potter Book Worth £40,000 Has Been Stolen

A First Edition Harry Potter Book Worth £40,000 Has Been Stolen

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A rare first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (known as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in the USA) has been stolen from SN Books in Norfolk by two men, who broke in sometime between between 11:50pm on 8th January and 1:30am on 9th January. It’s not the only rare book missing from the store. A first edition of J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and a set of four Winnie-the-Pooh books have also been stolen, along with a signed first edition of The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett, a first impression of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, …