WELCOME to the letter F and to this year’s theme: BOOKSHOPS
J.K. Rollings’ Harry Potter series changed the reading life of millions of people. Parents began reading to their children again. I have grown grandchildren who are rereading the series. Flourish and Blotts, the bookstore in Harry Potter, is one of the most famous bookshops in literature.
Flourish and Blotts Bookseller is a bookshop on the North Side of Diagon Alley, about halfway down the street on the left-hand side. Established in 1454, it is where most Hogwarts students including Harry, Ron, and Hermione, purchase their schoolbooks.The shop is filled with shelves stacked to the ceiling. The bookstore was briefly closed during the summer of 1991 while dealing with an outbreak of bookworms.
The bookstore will take advance orders for books that are in high demand, such as The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore. The shop holds occasional book-signings. (See photo below when Gilderoy Lockhart and Harry Potter at a signing in 1992. I hope you will visit Flourish & Blotts soon. Here are a few of the books on inventory: *The Book of Charms & Spells
▪ A Beginner’s Guide to Transfiguration (1 Galleon)
▪ Magical Drafts and Potions (2 Galleons)
▪ The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection (1 Galleon)
▪ A History of Magic (2 Galleons)
Flourish & Blotts Booksellers is a destination we all enjoy in our hearts and imaginations.