has scored a copy of The Tales of Beedle the Bard
by JK Rowling.
We're incredibly excited to announce that Amazon has purchased J.K. Rowling’s The Tales of Beedle the Bard at an auction held by Sotheby’s in London. The book of five wizarding fairy tales, referenced in the last book of the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, is one of only seven handmade copies in existence. The purchase price was £1,950,000, and Ms. Rowling is donating the proceeds to The Children's Voice campaign, a charity she co-founded to help improve the lives of institutionalized children across Europe.
That's $3.9 million for a book that is only a few months old.
I imagine the first edition of genuine classics would have a hard time fetching that much. That is just absurd.