Amazon.com has purchased J.K Rowling’s hand-written book of fairy tales for a boat load of loot.
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.
I have no clue if the stories are good or not, but the I really dig the idea of a handwritten book. Visit Amazon.com for more images of The Tales of Beedle the Bard.
P.S. I recently read the first Harry Potter book and though I liked it, I felt that I already knew the whole story because of it’s intense pop-culture saturation. It’s like knowing all the words to a Britney Spears song without owning any of her albums or listening to any stations that play her music. They (Potter and Britney) are such powerful pop-culture machines that you can’t help but let them seep into your brain.