Friday, March 21, 2008

1st Edition Harry Potter Book

There is a story on about a first-edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone that sold at Christies International (a very high-end auction house) for 4,000 pounds (almost $8,000), only to realize there was a library sticker and bar code inside the book and no one ever checked to make sure the book wasn't stolen from that library. After the sale, someone checked and it turned out it had been discarded.

If that's not an argument against weeding, I don't know what is.

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