A first edition of Harry Potter is now the most expensive modern work of fiction ever sold.

Apparently, J.K. Rowling’s bruised reputation has not lowered the value of her books. Yesterday, a rare first edition of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone sold at auction for $471,000, which Heritage Auctions says is “the highest price ever paid for the boy wizard’s debut in any form.” But it’s not just the most expensive Harry […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

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The magic question: can a Harry Potter TV show work?

News of a Harry Potter show in early development at HBO Max begs the question: what can justify another extension to an already stretched universe?When I saw the news, reported by the Hollywood Reporter, that HBO Max was in talks to develop live-action Harry Potter television series, all details... Continue reading at The Guardian

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First edition Harry Potter stolen in Norfolk

Valuable books, including a £40,000 first edition of J K Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, have been stolen from a bookshop in Norfolk, according to news reports. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Rare bookseller puts Harry Potter first editions on sale for over £4,000

A rare bookseller is selling two first editions of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Bloomsbury) for more than £10,000 combined. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Bloomsbury launches 20th Harry Potter anniversary editions

Bloomsbury will publish new editions of J K Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone this June to celebrate the book’s 20th anniversary. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Eighth Harry Potter book surpasses one million copies sold in first fortnight

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'Harry Potter' chair sold at NY auction

A chair that author JK Rowling sat on while writing the first two Harry Potter books is sold at a New York auction for nearly $400,000 (£283,000). Continue reading at BBC News

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While I was a bit old for the Harry Potter books when they first came out (so I thought at the time), I did enjoy the films. As someone who is extraordinarily average, I can understand the allure of a character like Harry, who goes from nothing to greatness. Reading the series has been on my... Continue reading at Betanews

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New Harry Potter illustrated editions spell rising sales for Bloomsbury

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