Okay, so talk about Stuff You Need to Know. You might remember how at the end of last year, there were handcrafted editions of The Tales of Beedle the Bard from J.K. Rowling, one of which Amazon sold at auction for an assload of money, all for charity. Now there’s going to be editions that you and I can afford and–in case you were wondering–it’s all going to charity still. The Children’s High Level Group will be the beneficiaries of this. So you can drop some coin and drop a little extra coin and not feel too terribly bad about it.
Why would you want to drop extra coin? Because the Collector’s Edition (pictured) is $100. And it’s a replica of the handcrafted versions, apparently. Check this out:
Tucked in its own case disguised as a wizarding textbook found in the Hogwarts library, the Collector’s Edition includes an exclusive reproduction of J.K. Rowling’s handwritten introduction, as well as 10 additional illustrations not found in the Standard Edition or the original. Opening the case reveals a velvet bag embroidered with J.K. Rowling’s signature, in which sits the piece de resistance: your very own copy of The Tales of Beedle the Bard, complete with metal skull, corners, and clasp; replica gemstones; and emerald ribbon.
Criminy. I mean, don’t get me wrong, you can get the same text in the Standard Edition for less than $8 pre-ordered. But…that Collector’s Edition is calling my name, I don’t know about you. Anyway, even if you don’t grab it, click through to the Collector’s Edition to check out all the pics of it. As a work of bookery, it still should be looked over. Both editions are out December 4th.