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The Tales of Beedle the Bard sold for $4 million

…at an auction held by Sotheby’s in London. There are only seven copies of this book and each of them have been hand written and illustrated by J K Rowling. All you Harry Potter enthusiasts will recall that this was the book that Dumbledore decided to present Hermione Granger in the seventh book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Some of the pictures of this book have been put up at the Amazon Website. They’ll be adding reviews of each of the stories and more pictures as they get hold of it. I only wish that this book is eventually made available to poor people like us, who can’t afford to spend $4 million on a book.


12 thoughts on “The Tales of Beedle the Bard sold for $4 million

  1. Ah, and here I was wondering why the name of the book was sounding familiar. And don’t worry, there are many people around who’ll be waiting to type it out or maybe take photographs of it and make it public. But wait, maybe that might not happen cause there are only 7 copies and nobody’s gonna buy them to type em out and make everybody else have it for free.

    And knowing the marketing skills of Rowling, I guess the printed version of the thing will be out at an affordable price in some months. Or else she’ll probably go and say Beedle the Bard was a lesbian who had a sex change. 😛

  2. I saw where that fetched 1.95M pounds in London. Stiff price to pay but worth it for one of the rarest, most desired books ever printed. But in 5 years it’ll be GPL and we’ll all have a $4.99 copy of it.

  3. Who cares about childrens stories? Oh wait, children! 😛

    Or else she’ll probably go and say Beedle the Bard was a lesbian who had a sex change.
    Bwahaha, that is awesome.

  4. @dinsan:

    Haha…It was not really that good…but it was okay. You should read it if you can.

    @Ish, As of now there are only seven copies. So I doubt that we’ll see much of the original work, but Amazon has said that they will be getting some more pictures and reviews of each of the stories.

    Hopefully, you’re right and we’ll get to see theses books for the mass public too. 🙂

    @Carrot, Exactly! Why a skull??? It looks more spooky.

    @Bap- There is more to come 😉 Supposedly, she’ll also be releasing an encyclopedia on Harry Potter.

    @Patrick- 5 years? I’m not sure if I can wait that long 😛

    about the social bookmarking, I had written a post earlier on it. I use the greasemonkey script for it. Just run a search for “greasemonkey” in my blog.

    @Ashish- Actually I would love to read them. I am a big fan of Russian folk tales too 😛

  5. @Patrick:

    Oohh..I’m actually using another script. I forgot the link however 😦 But you can go to and run a search. You should be able to find something for sure.

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