A softcover copy of the first Harry Potter book has sold for just over $19,000, according to a Dallas auction house.
“Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” was one of only 200 copies from the first printing issued with illustrated wrappers by London publisher Bloomsbury.
If you haven’t read the Harry Potter books, as cliche’ as it sounds, they are leaps and bounds better than the movies although they are great movies nonetheless. What’s ironic is that I’ve been toying with the idea of reading the books once more. It doesn’t surprise me that this book was able to generate such a high bid at auction, being that this series of books will no doubt surpass generations of readers much like The Lord of the Rings series has trancended generations as well.
The winning bid of $19,120 was nearly double the previous record for a softcover Harry Potter book, Heritage Auction Galleries says.