Review: Harry Potter – The Unofficial Guide to the Collectibles of Our Favourite Wizard

Title: Harry Potter – The Unofficial Guide to the Collectibles of Our Favourite Wizard
Author: Eric Bradley
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
Publisher: F+W Media
Source: NetGalley
Release Date: October 3, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

Goodreads Synopsis:

A legacy of magical treasures!

Since 1997 with the publication of the first book, Harry Potter has cast a spell over millions of Muggles around the world–not the least of all bewitched collectors. Harry Potter: The Unofficial Guide to the Collectibles of Our Favorite Wizard conjures rare, extraordinary and magical treasures sprung from the Potterbooks and movies, and even the imaginations of fans. In its enchantingly visual pages, you’ll discover delightful riches including author J.K. Rowling’s writing chair that sold at auction for almost $400,000, first-edition books, original art, movie posters, film props, exclusives, limited-edition items, fun fandom pieces, and other wonders to behold.

So with a whisper of “accio” and a flick of your wand, summon forth the fascinating, the fantastical and the fabulous found in Harry Potter: The Unofficial Guide to the Collectibles of Our Favorite Wizard.

Review:

This book is a must-have for Harry Potter fans.

It not only lists all the different kinds of collectibles, but it gives some history of the publication. There were only 500 copies of the first edition printed. They didn’t expect it to sell as well as it did, but it made J. K. Rowling the first author to earn $1 Billion from her work.

Since I’m such a bibliophile, the section on the books fascinated me the most. The first editions are worth so much money! A first edition from the first printing of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone could go for more than $40,000. And it’s worth even more if it’s signed. Considering this book is only 20 years old, that’s an incredible amount!

This book will make you want to dig in your basement for all your old Harry Potter merchandise to see what it’s worth! I highly recommend this book for fans of Harry Potter.

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