Beedle the Bard Released For The Public

by Venomous Kate

Back when J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series, wrote the Tales of Beedle the Bard only a limited number of copies were available. Seven, to be precise. Amazon quickly snapped up one of the copies for a cool $3.8 million, perhaps in anticipation of today’s news: Beedle will be released to the general public.

As of today, you can pre-order a copy of The Tales of Beedle the Bard. The collector’s edition sounds a Potter fan’s wet dream:

• All five fairy tales from the original The Tales of Beedle the Bard
• Outer case disguised as a wizarding textbook from the Hogwarts library
• Exclusive reproduction of J.K. Rowling’s handwritten introduction
• 10 new illustrations by J.K. Rowling not included in the Standard Edition or the original handcrafted edition
• Velvet bag embroidered with J.K. Rowling’s signature
• Metal skull, corners, and clasp
• Replica gemstones
• Emerald ribbon

And did I mention that in addition to containing Rowling’s initial illustrations it’s also extensively footnoted by Albus Dumbledore?

Order your copy today!

7 Comments to “Beedle the Bard Released For The Public”

  1. Sweet…just ordered mine. Funny thing…it’s $100 US on Amazon.com and $100 CDN on Amazon.ca :) I know our dollars are close now, but I’m still getting a bit of a deal.

    And it’s “Beedle” not “Beetle” :)

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  2. DOH! I was just so excited to post it.

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  3. I know…I am so glad you posted that…knew it was coming, but didn’t know when.

    Get this: my girlfriend lived in England up until about 5 years ago. In June of 1997 she was looking for something to read to her children, when she came across an interesting book “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”. She bought it. Turns out, she has one of the first 1000 copies, 500 of which went to libraries, ever published (Bloomsbury only printed a thousand because they didn’t think the book would sell! Of course, I have also read they only printed 500, 300 of which went to libraries…dunno who to believe). Anyways, it’s worth about 20,000-40,000 :) Nice, eh?

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  4. SWEET! I think I know what I am asking for for my birthday….

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  5. Marry that woman quick, Steve, and hope she leaves it to you in her will!

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  6. Me, too!

    Oh, wait. I just had one. Dang.

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  7. We preordered ours yesterday, and yes, of course we got the collector’s edition. Who wouldn’t?

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