Harry Potter and his creator, J.K. Rowling -- where does one begin? Harry Potter came to our attention in June 1999, when the second book in the series, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, was published in the US. One of our favorite customers (Don Boose III) casually inquired that he would like any first editions we happen to come across of the series, particularly the first volume and including any UK editions. Sometimes the most innocent-looking customers can be the subtlest in their pursuit of bookish investment. At any rate, we give Don full credit for alerting us to what would become a world-wide phenomenon and the happy cause of many midnight parties in the years to come. Someday we will write up the now-legendary experiences of those book launches and the glorious madness they inspired. We do not carry every crazy merchandised item of the Potter Empire, but we like the core stories and things closely connected to them.