What does 4 million dollars look like?

Here’s what Amazon had to say about what 4 million looks like: “We’re incredibly excited to announce that Amazon has purchased J.K. Rowling’s The Tales of Beedle the Bard at an auction held by Sotheby’s in London. The book of five wizarding fairy tales, referenced in the last book of the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, is one of only seven handmade copies in existence. The purchase price was £1,950,000, and Ms. Rowling is donating the proceeds to The Children’s Voice campaign, a charity she co-founded to help improve the lives of institutionalized children across Europe.

The Tales of Beedle the Bard is extensively illustrated and handwritten by the bard herself–all 157 pages of it. It’s bound in brown Moroccan leather and embellished with five hand-chased hallmarked sterling silver ornaments and mounted moonstones.”

Click here to read more and see an assortment of photos of Rowling’s 4 million dollar book!

You can also click here to see a video about the handmade copy!

4 MILLION DOLLARS! At least the proceeds are going to a charity.

What do you think about paying this kind of money for a book?

0 thoughts on “What does 4 million dollars look like?”

  1. Well, if you’re determined to blow 4 million, the proceeds going to go to charity anyway. Then you get a book like that out of the deal plus all the tax benefits of the donation and the asset value of the rare book, not to mention the marketing value of a book seller owning such a rare and valuable piece, sounds to me like a shrewd business decision on the part of Amazon.

  2. I’d much rather pay an author a million dollars (especially since it’s going to charity) than say a football player or a movie star.

  3. Hola, Caridad,

    I’m just back from church where our parish is hosting a holiday gathering for the residents of a group of shelter homes. Yesterday, our Social Concerns group distributed 100 food and toy baskets to families in need. We have a weekly food pantry. Our archdiocese daily assists those who come to them with all types of concerns. Our city
    took in thousands of Katrina victims.
    If I only had four million dollars just
    sitting around “gathering dust”! Can you
    imagine how many people St. Matthew’s
    could help? People who just flat out
    could use assistance to feed and clothe
    their children and keep a roof over their
    heads. That’s where my spare four
    million would go! I’ll now climb down
    off my soapbox!!

    God’s blessings to all His children,

    Pat Cochran

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