Your Harry Potter books could be worth a fortune - here's how to check - Cambridgeshire LiveRowling is obviously best known as the author of the Harry Potter stories. Rising meteorically from relative poverty and difficulty in Edinburgh to creative super-stardom in an incredibly short space of time it is not too much of a stretch to say that Ms. Rowling has changed the face of publishing, book-selling and indeed reading for millions of people. Nobody is free from the appeal of Harry Potter; from the children the books were originally aimed at to the multitudes of adults craving a little bit more magic that can be seen totally absorbed on the tube in the morning or queuing outside cinemas for the next film installment. Rigidly maintaining control over how her characters and stories were represented has created a strange and previously almost unheard of situation where the films and the books travel hand in hand with very little deviation. Most people's idea of Harry the boy wizard is an image not terribly distant from Daniel Radcliffe, their Hermione not too different from Emma Watson. This, amongst other things, the most important of which being sheer readability has resulted in a massive degree of collectability.
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Is my Harry Potter book valuable?
But they are far from the only books worth far more now than what people paid for them — with even some books now fetching hundreds if you sell them. This is what you need to know to find out if any of your old Harry Potter books are now worth a mint. That means for your old books to be worth more than that they have to offer something a little bit different. Obviously genuine signatures or even better inscriptions by JK Rowling can add tremendously to the value. Other things to looks for are rarer versions of the books — ones with different covers, illustrations, large print — basically anything out of the ordinary that's no longer available. Online book specialist AbeBooks is a good place to go to find out what copies like yours are being sold for — as they have signed and rare version of almost everything available - although eBay.