Marked Up Book on the Block for FirstBook


Feb 01, 2009

Posted by Melissa Anelli

LeaveAMarkAuctions is currently auctioning off a copy of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone that has been marked up in the margins, primarily by Paul DeGeorge of Harry and the Potters. Paul provides color commentary, sketches and other … additional detail … throughout the book. Joe DeGeorge chimes in and our Frak of PotterCast provides several illustrations. I’ve also marked up a chapter at Paul’s kind request.

You can bid on the book by pledging a certain amount in the comments; all proceeds benefit FirstBook, a wonderful organization whose aim is to provide low-income families with books.

Bidding is open until 11:59 p.m. on February 7, and the winner will also receive, naturally, a commemorative barf bag. The auction was put together by Shooting Stars.

64 Responses to Marked Up Book on the Block for FirstBook

Avatar Imagecrom says: I wanna see Fraks illustrations. Wonder if he's done detailed ones or just little doodles.Avatar ImageKellyAnn says: haha i would read everything!Avatar ImageThe Whomping Willow says: I'd love to own this! I wonder how much it will end up going for?Avatar Imagearkapain says: That would be so cool! I almost feel like bidding; actually, any annotated/marked copy of a book is extremely cool.Avatar ImageKarrelien says: Can't we see a little preview (like one page with commentary and an illustration)? I think it is for a really good cause. It is so importent that children are in the possibility to read at home and are stimulated to read more often!Avatar ImageMelissa Anelli says: There are previews on the pages I linked, and on :)Avatar Imagearyell says: This is soo cooll!!! SQUEEEAvatar ImageGobbledygook says: I would like to bid but its already at $100. I don't have enough money to spare. :(Avatar Imagealbeitgurggish says: That looks so awesome!Avatar ImageSpiiryt says: That's so cool! I love Harry and the Potters everyone should check out their albums And i would bid for the book if i had any money whatsoever but I'm trying t save up for an electric guitar to start my own wizard rock band ^^Avatar Imagedandeabhijit says: i cant believe that anything crap that has harry potter name on it is selling for $100.... i mean come on guys.. anyone will come up with some nonsense and say it is done by some potter people.......... and people say there is RECESSION in the US...... i can see where the economy is going ..... nice way of making money by saying that proceeds goes to a charity.....Avatar Imagenddulac says: Well, personally, I hope this raises a big paycheck for FirstBook. You go!Avatar Imagewandmastercalum says: I would like to see the drawings!Avatar Imagecdewson says: thats a pretty cool idea. i hope it raises a bunch of money for charityAvatar says: ooooohhhh this is so cool, but im too young to bid :'(Avatar ImageSophie Treklemmer says: I've almost never wanted something so much..... I'm gonna see how much money I can get together for myself and then bid :) I hope whoever gets it puts up scans of it online!Avatar Imagehermione_1991 says: hope it raises lots of money! id love to see frak's ilustrations ! Avatar Imagescarletti1 says: What a fun idea! I think it would be great to own it, i'm tempted to bid... I guess i'll see where it goes later in the week. Avatar Imagefireflys_locket says: That's a really cool idea. Hope it raises lots of money. ^_^Avatar ImageZivlok says: I want this SO BAD! I appended 42 cents to my bid! Wheeeee!Avatar Imagelunalovespudding says: Aww, I'd love to own the book, but it's already gone past my limit. Hope it raises lots and lots of money. =)Avatar ImageMcGiggles92 says: Sounds cool, but I'm too young, too.Avatar Imagevicky granger says: I'd love to see the illustrations ! I wonder how much it's going to go for... Anyway, I hope it raises a lot for charityAvatar Imagevampiremimsy says: That is a really nice thing for them to do. Me, personally, I won't bid on it, but I know others will. It should be interesting to see how much it goes for!Avatar ImageTyman28962 says: Hmm...I wish I could bid...I hope it raises a ton for charity!Avatar Imageomgitslouise says: I want that so badly, I'll never get it though. I hope it raises loads of money for charity!Avatar ImageBrad Ausrotas says: Bidding is over a hundred bucks now, I wish I had money!Avatar ImageNeil in Scotland says: Ha ha!! I just had a look at the scans, it looks so funny!! I hope it raises lots of money!Avatar Imagertpuppydog says: Yea, its nice how some people would look at this, and say" You graffitied a book!", but we see it as a positive way to express memories of hp, and to donate to charity. Great Idea!Avatar Imageeliza_morwen_black says: Aww... I wish I had that type of money. Or any money. Oh well. But it is really pretty. ^_^Avatar ImageEmilyDeibert says: Hahha, that's awesome, I want to see it! Hope it raises a lot of money =)Avatar Imagewendybird3 says: I wish I had money to bid on this. I think all children should have books of their own even if their parents cant afford to buy some. I hope this goes for a lot of $$. Avatar Imageascendancy33 says: WOW.... this is a very well thought out idea.... I wish I could be able to bid, but unfortunately I have no money... I can bid with imagination how about that? lolAvatar Imagekiwimci says: pretty cool idea! Bravo Potters and FrakAvatar ImageChantyBabez says: This is toooo Cool :D I soo Totally want it :D 'OxAvatar Imageabbs866 says: I would LOVE to own this. It's such an awesome idea.Avatar ImageKissa says: Wow, that is awesome! Too expensive for me though, I had a hard enough time justifying to myself that I spent £50 on Beedle. But yay, I hope people bid even higher, that would be great! (What is a barf bag though? Maybe something is lost in translation, but it sounds slightly... gross. ^^ )Avatar Imagedehonestiss says: man i wish i could bid! i want this so much! my only problem is: i'm to young, i'm broke ,and my parents wouldn't let be bid even if i could.Avatar ImageHelios Lightra says: That's cool.Avatar Imagelnh92 says: I wish i could bid but I got no money :(Avatar ImageThe Silver Doe music says: I'm so glad to hear this is being done for charity. Good luck to the bidders!Avatar ImageSophiespell says: Wow, this looks amazing. Wish I could bid on it.Avatar ImageGeekboy says: Why do I have to be broke right now?Avatar ImageThe Hufflepuff Giraffe says: Awesome! That would be such a fun fandom-y thing to have. Your own exclusive book commentary and drawings... Great idea!Avatar Imagesquibcloakmaker says: I hope it does well, I am sure it will. I don't have any money, so I can't help there, not like if I did I would be able to compete, lol. Yes I agree annotated books are great. I just got an annotated copy of Alice in Wonderland for Chirstmas, and I still want the Pride and Prejudice and Dracula that are annotated. Really awesome!Avatar ImageRaveKatie says: LOL! You know, I've always wanted to get a second set of the books so that I could doodle in them, but I love the books so much that I don't want to mess them up! D: Avatar ImageKaraDawlish says: Hey go on Harry and the Potters myspace check out their most recent blog!!! Some of Fraks pictures are up there!!! i want this book<33 It looks awesome!Avatar ImageSabrinaDrolet14 says: This is sooooo cool! really amazing idea everybody! :)Avatar ImageHROAR Mudblood Proud says: It's quickly soaring out of my price range which is too bad because it looks hilarious/awesome. I do hope that we'll get to see more of it after the auction ends.Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I have to admit that I am awfully tempted to auction for this book; then I must remind myself that I am a poor college student and it is probably wiser to dedicate my money, shall we say, to other things. Congratulations to the person who does obtain this wonderful book!Avatar ImageHROAR Mudblood Proud says: I love the thought bubbles above Harry's and Scabber's heads. Now that I've seen a Harry and a Ron from the book I really want to see a Hermione. This was a great idea to earn some money for a fantastic charity.Avatar Imagecleverssynonym says: I'm not sure if this is just me, but I clicked the link in this post and then the back button and I accessed someone elses myleaky profile/main page? Then I was clicking around trying to sign out and I came across someone elses page? I'm new to myleaky (I literally just registered), but I don't think it's normal to see "Welcome Back, (someone that's not me) at the top of the main page? twice? Avatar ImageBre Sartain says: Poor college kids need not apply. The Bidding really jumped quickly out of my reach, ah well--it's for a good cause!Avatar ImageKay says: Thats a really good idea. wish i was rich enough to bid :(Avatar Imagemhaeyemhaeye says: I would love to have that! The one who would own it would be very lucky. :DAvatar Imagesirius20_81 says: awwww, that would be sooo cool to own, but i'm, like, SUPER broke at the moment. Avatar ImageLoonyLoopyLunaLovegood says: So cool! How I wish that I had money....Avatar Imagehptwerdfighter says: Sounds awesome!!!Avatar ImageElVampiro9878 says: Thats so cool!! :)Avatar Imagepigmypuffa says: that is an awesome idea!!!! and the scans are so so cool!!!!! i wish i could bid....... the person who'll get the book is really lucky! it still amazes me how the magic world of jkrowling keeps on being an inspiration to do such marvellous things!! great job you guys!!!!!Avatar ImageDuckyLynn says: This is so amazing and such a good idea.....i want that book so much. too bad I am brokeAvatar ImageEmily Erland says: Wow. Bidding is already above $200, and this post was made how long ago? Just out of curiosity, I wonder if several people are banding together to bid more money collectively, and then share the book in some form (online, perhaps) so that both the charity and fans benefit? I know I would love to bid on this item, but it's already reached above a price I can't pay alone.Avatar Imagequoddy says: Ohhhhhhh I wish this was totally open to all our eyes! Money doesn't grow on trees, does it? D:Avatar ImageTheCupcake says: I want someone to buy a used book I drew all over...

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