Those Harry Potter books you’ve kept all these years could be very valuable

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In a recently published biography of J.K. Rowling’s life, the author includes a chart to help Harry Potter fans discover the value of the original versions of all seven books, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Some books have some serious value, while others are too common to make a buck.

These books might have significant commercial value:
– If the title is Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and it’s hardback. It also must be published by Bloomsbury and have Harry standing next to a train on the cover.

These books might have some commercial value:
– If the title is Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and it’s a softback in wrappers. It also must be published by Bloomsbury and have Harry standing next to a train on the cover.

These books might have some value:
– If the hardback book is titled Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and was published by Bloomsbury.
– If the hardback book is titled Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and was published by Scholastic. It cannot be the American Book Club edition.

These books might have little value:
– If the title is Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Sorcerer’s Stone, Chamber of Secrets, or Prisoner of Azkaban. They must be published by Ted Smart.

These books might have low value:
– If the books are anything after Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire (books 4-7.) The last four books were published in such large numbers, so the value isn’t much. Signed copies or deluxe versions of these would hold the most value.

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