Ten Amusing “Harry Potter” Comments You Hear at a Bookstore

I work in the young adult section of a local bookstore. Most of the time, people are thrilled to see our Harry Potter display, but I still hear strange comments that occasionally cause my Potterhead senses to stand on end. Here are ten amusing Potter comments my coworkers and I have heard.


Mikaela Martin

In the muggle world, I’m a high school English teacher and a passionate advocate of the positive force that is the Harry Potter series. I aspire to expose the next generation to the wizarding world and the wonders of literature; I truly believe the magic of Potter is a form of transfiguration–changing hearts, minds, and perspectives. But that information is old hat, of course, for us old DA lags.