J.K. Rowling, author of the phenomenally successful Harry Potter series, has finally gotten around to releasing a mass-produced, commercially available version of her Tales of Beedle the Bard, the book of Wizarding fairy tales referred to in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Beedle the Bard will hit shelves tomorrow, December 4.
For those who, despite the crippling recession going on in the United States and some foreign countries as well, still have more money than sense, an absolutely gorgeous collector’s edition is available exclusively from Amazon.com. The internet retail giant expects its limited run of 100,000 copies to sell out, according to the Huffington Post.
Released just in time for the holiday season, Tales of Beedle the Bard should make a great gift for the Harry Potter freak in your life. Of course, by now all the Harry Potter freaks in your life have moved on to being obsessed with Stephenie Meyer’s sparkly vampires, but they’re certain to appreciate the new insight into the Wizarding world nonetheless.
I, myself, will be saving up for the collector’s edition. And, in case you’re wondering, yes. That was an admission of my horrifying lack of frugality.