First signed copy of 'Half-Blood Prince' donated to NLS

Harry Potter book cover
Cover of 'Harry Potter
and the Half-Blood

J K Rowling has signed and donated the first copy of 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince' to the National Library of Scotland. It will be delivered to the Library on publication day, Saturday 16 July.

Publishers Bloomsbury made the announcement ahead of Saturday's publication launch at Edinburgh Castle. Martyn Wade, National Librarian, said today: 'The Harry Potter books continue to enthral readers of all ages across the world, and we are delighted to add this special copy to the Library, which is located close to where Harry Potter was written, and lies in the heart of the first UNESCO City of Literature.

'We look forward to welcoming the many children — and adults — who will want to come to the National Library of Scotland and see this unique book.'

Read our press release for more details.

10 July 2005

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