Your old Harry Potter books could be worth A LOT of money

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If you are between the ages of 15-30, you could be sitting on a gold mine! 

If you are a member of generation Y you probably grew up reading the adventures of Harry, Ron and Hermione. We’d probably even say that almost every household in Australia is likely to have a least one copy of a Harry Potter book. 

Well it turns out that your Harry Potter book could make you a lot of money. In an upcoming book J.K Rowling: A Bibliography 1997- 2013, author Philip W Errington has created a chart showing how much early editions of the Harry Potter books could be worth now. 

If you have a hardback version of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and Harry is standing by a train, you are in LUCK! Abebooks, a book site, believes that you can get as much as $55,000 for this copy. 

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A copy of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets could see you pocketing $9,000. And if you are one of those families who had to buy two copies for two children. Yeah, you can double that cost. 

Earlier this month J.K Rowling announced a 8th Harry Potter Story, Harry Potter: The Cursed Child: Parts 1 & 2. This book will be a hardback version of the script for the two-part- play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which is set to open in London later this year. 

The story basically takes off from the end of the tradition Harry Potter series, J.K Rowling said on her website,

“It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children. “

“While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest song Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometime, darkness comes from unexpected places.” 

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Written By Gemma Prendergast