Monday, March 10, 2008

I have Harry Potter fever. Still.

Look what Amazon bought:

This is what they say about it:
We're incredibly excited to announce that Amazon has purchased J.K. Rowling’s The Tales of Beedle the Bard at an auction held by Sotheby’s in London. The book of five wizarding fairy tales, referenced in the last book of the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, is one of only seven handmade copies in existence. The purchase price was £1,950,000, and Ms. Rowling is donating the proceeds to The Children's Voice campaign, a charity she co-founded to help improve the lives of institutionalized children across Europe.

The Tales of Beedle the Bard is extensively illustrated and handwritten by the bard herself--all 157 pages of it. It's bound in brown Moroccan leather and embellished with five hand-chased hallmarked sterling silver ornaments and mounted moonstones.

Enjoy these first images of the book and reviews of each of the fairy tales (if you want to be sure of a link that will permanently work, use

This is what I say:
Hey, I want to see that book! I read the reviews online. Boring. I want to see all the pictures and read it in J.K. Rowling's handwriting. I tried to read the comments at the bottom of the page and it doesn't sound like it is going to be published any time soon, if ever. Please, J.K. Rowling, let someone publish it! Although I do think it is great of her to make something nice and non-commercial. I can see why she wouldn't publish it. I wish Amazon would rent it out like the library. That would be one huge waiting list.

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