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Meta Potter Portal

Trust AbeBooks to come up with a different spin on a Harry Potter website portal, eschewing the usual book information & tidbits for more offbeat items, like books about the Harry Potter books, what JK Rowling should read, translations of Potter from over 50 countries to meeting the real Harry Potters. Of course, there’s also lots on the rare books front, including an interview with an anonymous individual who paid the jaw-dropping sum of $37,000 for a first UK edition of the first Potter book. A sum that may not be close to the ceiling price. “I believe the value will keep growing,” said the man dubbed Mr X. “I don’t think that we will realize a profit from the book in my lifetime but I feel a certain joy in seeing its value increase. In the meantime, the book is well protected and very well insured.” It had better be at that price…

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