Amazon takes one for the team

As most of you probably know, Amazon purchased J.K. Rowling’s The Tales of Beedle the Bard at a Sotheby’s auction. The purchase price (of £1,950,000!!!) was donated to The Children's Voice campaign, a charity Rowling co-founded to help improve the lives of institutionalized children across Europe.

The Tales of Beedle the Bard is a collection of five wizarding fairy tales, and is referenced in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. It's 157 pages long, illustrated and handwritten by Rowling, bound in Moroccan leather, and embellished with sterling silver ornaments and moonstones. Amazon's copy is one of only seven in existence. Amazon has created a website to share images of the book and detailed summaries of the short stories: click here to see more.
Posted by: Julianka


06 Mar, 2008 09:38 PM @ version 0

I think she could have made so much more money for charity by just selling this book normally and donating all the proceeds... but whatever. Either way, she didn't have to do it, so it was a nice gesture!

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