Rare “Harry Potter” Books

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Have you ever wondered how to tell if your Harry Potter book is rare and worth a lot of money? Well, this section on MuggleNet will explain all the intricacies associated with the rare Harry Potter books, from the first editions to the misprints and covers associated with each. We will also tell you what to look for when reviewing a signed Harry Potter book from the author, J.K. Rowling. Books that are signed by the stars of the film franchise really add no to very little value to the book.


Which Harry Potter book is the “Holy Grail” of them all?

If you guessed a first edition Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone that was published by Bloomsbury on June 30, 1997, then you are correct. That particular book is exceptionally valuable to the tune of somewhere between $30,000 and $55,000 as there were just 500 original printings. Journalist Nick Reynolds of the Daily Telegraph newspaper interviewed a new children’s author by the name of Joanne Rowling about a children’s book shortly after Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was released in the UK. Immediately after interviewing the new author, Mr. Reynolds went back to his office, skimmed through the new book, and tossed it into the trash. Imagine how he feels today!

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Source of information: Abe Books, First Edition Books, eBay

The Basics
Harry Potter and the Philosopher‘s Stone - The Holy Grail
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer‘s Stone
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Other Potter Books
Signed Books
Infographic Guide to Rare Books