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 …

Ranking “Harry Potter” Covers from Best to Worst

Ranking “Harry Potter” Covers from Best to Worst

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Ready to judge Harry Potter books by their covers? Some of them are great, and some of them are definitely not (what were you thinking, Sweden?), but they’re all worth critiquing.   New USA Image via Flipsnack   These are great. We’ve got CREATURES. We’ve got ATMOSPHERE. We’ve got great art—look at that dragon! And it looks like the artist actually had any idea what the books were about. They’re pretty, and I want them.   10/10       New UK Image via The Washington Post   A very close second! Fewer cool animals though, so it loses a point. …

5 Philosopher’s Stone Memes

5 Philosopher’s Stone Memes

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I know I know, half of you are scandalized, but today, on the eighteenth anniversary of the film release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, how am I supposed to bring sorcery into it? Apparently american children in 1997 thought philosophy was for nerds. You know what’s for nerds? Harry Potter. There are a lot of ways to reminisce about the only movie where they actually wear robes, but we’re internet people second, here at Bookstr. I think you know where this is going. Flawless Logic  Image via QuickMeme  Alright, I was the same age as Harry when I …