Auction for autographed Potter book set closed

Previously we told you that JK Rowling had agreed donate and auction a signed set of her beloved series for Books Abroad, a charity that seeks to “help to educate children worldwide by sending free school books that are carefully chosen to match the need of each school.” Earlier today at midnight the auction on eBay had closed with the winning bid at £18,200, or $37,100 with the starting offer at £100. To prevent the books from being stolen, they were locked in a jail prior to the auction. Books Abroad said they currently “don't have any specific use (for the money) in mind.”