Today I am going to tell you all about my Harry Potter Book Collection. Now, you might be wondering what would I have a Harry Potter book collection? Surely I only have one copy of each book? That would be fair enough, but the answers to those is that no I do not only have one copy of each book. In fact I have more than a few of most of the books, so I thought you might be interested to see what editions I have. I can assure you that this collection is only going to grow, so I thought I would make one of these now before it got too huge and then do an updated one every year or something along those lines. I have an awful lot of books to talk about though, so let’s just get going.
Harry Potter Box Set
I of course own a box set of all of the books, which I bought from the Warner Brothers Studio a few years ago. You may be surprised to hear that I didn’t own any of the Harry Potter books until that point, considering I have been a fan all my life, but that is because I simply read my mum’s copies when I was a child and didn’t get my own until I started my collection. I feel the need to own every book I have read, which is quite damaging to my bank account, but I like my room to be flooded in books, so I don’t mind.
20th anniversary edition of Harry Potter and the Philosophers stone (8)
I am sure most of you are aware that they released anniversary editions of the Philosopher’s Stone sometime last year and that they are themed by the Hogwarts houses. They released one hardback and one paperback for each house, which totals at 8 editions. I, of course, bought them all. At first I was only going to buy my house (Slytherin) because I told myself I wouldn’t be one of those people that collected them all, but it turns out that I am one of those people and I’m not ashamed to say it.
20th anniversary edition of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (8)
They also released the anniversary editions of the Chamber of Secrets, so I had to buy all 8 of them as well because otherwise they wouldn’t match with my other ones.
Spanish edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
I have been travelling quite a lot over the last few years and I decided this year that I wanted to collect some foreign editions of Harry Potter as well as our English ones. I tried to buy an Italian edition in the airport on the way home, but they didn’t have one, but I did manage to get a Spanish edition when I went to Barcelona last month! I am planning to go back to Italy some day, so I will make sure I get my copy, but worst case scenario I will just order one off of Amazon.
Different Hardback of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
I went to a second-hand book shop a few months ago and I found a hardback copy of the Deathly Hallows in pretty good condition, so I picked it up. It only cost me a pound, so it wasn’t expensive and even though I am mainly focused on collecting the Philosopher’s Stone I thought that since it was so cheap it wouldn’t hurt. You can never have to many copies of Harry Potter.
Two different versions of the original Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
In the same second-hand book shop, I found two of the old-school covers of the Philosopher’s Stone. I’m not sure if they are the original or the 2nd or something else, but I am pretty sure at least one of them is the original cover. I have put a picture next to this text, so if you know then tell me in the comments below!
Cursed Child Screenplay
I of course have the Cursed Child Screenplay that I bought on the release day and, even though I have an intense dislike for the play, I still like having the book in my collection because it is pretty and just another representation of the series I love.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them Screenplay
I also have the screenplay for Fantastic Beasts, which came out in 2016. I really loved Fantastic Beasts. I know it isn’t perfect, but I wasn’t expecting it to be perfect, so I enjoyed it for what it was and just loved getting to go back to the world I loved so much through the eyes of different characters.
The Hogwarts Library and Tales of Beedle the Bard
The last part of my Harry Potter collection is the hogwarts library, which consists of ‘Tales of Beedle the Bard’, ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ and ‘Quidditch Through the Ages’. I also own a second copy of Tales of Beedle the Bard, which is in a different edition. These books aren’t really stories, but they are nice little insights into the wizarding world and tell you more about the aspects of it you don’t really get to see in the book.
So there you have it! That is my rather extensive collection of Harry Potter books that comes to a total of 33 books! Some people may consider it a waste of money, but I don’t, so I am going to continue to grow my collection of some of my favourite books. What does your Harry Potter collection look like?
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