5 Literary Relics People Spent WAY Too Much Money On

5 Literary Relics People Spent WAY Too Much Money On

As we’ve covered before, some literary memorabilia sell for thousands and thousands of dollars. In one insane instance, a Hogwarts Acceptance letter from the first Harry Potter film sold for $40,000. The Harry Potter franchise isn’t the first to sell items from the films for insane amounts of cash. Everything from wallets to toilets to ashes of beloved stars have sold for immense amounts of money. Here are a list of some of the most obscure literary relics sold at auction.      1. Charles Dickens’s Toothpick   Image Via The Telegraph    Engraved with his initials and used on his last visit to …

This Harry Potter Stationery Has Our Writing Hands at the Ready

This Harry Potter Stationery Has Our Writing Hands at the Ready

Book Culture

‘Tis the season to write someone a heartfelt note or perhaps scribble down a few rhymes to capture your feelings about the holidays. To me, sending someone a letter or note card is so exciting and I’d welcome one anyday. It’s a lost art of love and communication. Pottermore has you covered with, you guessed it, Harry Potter-themed stationery! And yes, they are flawless.     With specially designed images from the Pottermore Art Collection as well as quotes from your favorite characters *cough* Dumbledore *cough*, these A5 and A6 cards are sure to delight. You could even get a …

Hogwarts Express Rescues a Family Because Magic Is Real

Hogwarts Express Rescues a Family Because Magic Is Real

Book Culture

If you’re like me, you’ve been hoping for your Hogwarts acceptance letter ever since you read The Philosopher’s Stone, and with that, your chance to ride the Hogwarts Express. For four children in Scotland, riding the Hogwarts Express became a reality as it was the magical solution to their family’s problem.    BBC reported that Jon and Helen Cluett and their children found themselves stranded on the shore near Loch Eilt in Scotland after a storm washed away the canoe that the family had used to get there. With four young children, the couple were afraid to take the three mile walk back …

Hogwarts Acceptance Letter Up for Auction

Hogwarts Acceptance Letter Up for Auction

When we read a great book or watch a wonderful movie, we feel like it belongs to us. We think about it occasionally, often warmed by nostalgia. But if you want to actually, literally own a piece of your favorite film, this is your chance: Harry Potter’s Hogwarts acceptance letter from the first installment of the Harry Potter film series is going up for auction this Wednesday at Odeon BFI IMAX, in Waterloo, London, at 2 p.m. The letter, which is perhaps the catalyst for the entire series, is a special piece of film history. For millions of children it inspired the …