Harry Potter book found in Highland bookshop sells for £55,104

The book sold for £55,104.

The seller, a 58-year-old retired manager, bought the book at a bookshop café at the end of a single-track road near Ullapool.

She recognised the author’s name having previously read an interview with Rowling in The Scotsman newspaper.

Rowling had still to become a household name at the time, according to Hansons.

Since her purchase, the retired manager has kept the copy in a cupboard under stairs at her home.

In Philosopher’s Stone, Harry Potter sleeps in a cupboard under stairs in the house where he lives.

Hansons said the hardback was one of the rarest and most prized Potter books, and the “holy grail” for collectors.

The Harry Potter books are among the best-selling of all time, having sold more than 600 million copies worldwide.

They were turned into films, which starred Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, and there are now plans for a TV series.

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