Chance to see original 'Beedle the Bard' book

J K Rowling
J K Rowling.

A handcrafted copy of J K Rowling's last major work goes on display at the National Library in December.

This is a rare chance to see one of only seven copies of 'The Tales of Beedle the Bard' produced in 2007. At the time the author did not intend it to be mass produced, and distributed the seven handwritten books privately. Our borrowed copy is owned by Rowling's first editor, Barry Cunningham.

Month-long display

From Friday 5 December until Sunday 4 January we will exhibit the book daily, except on festive public holidays. Opening hours are:

Monday-Friday: 10.00-20.00
Saturday: 10.00-17.00
Sunday: 14.00-17.00.

The Beedle book is a volume of wizard fairy tales owned by a character in the last book in the Harry Potter series. Rowling launches the public sale of the tales on 4 December. All proceeds go to the children's rights charity she co-founded, Children's High Level Group (CHLG).

30 October 2008

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