F – Flourish and Blotts Bookseller -Diagon Alley-London

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.

About Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin

Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin grew up in Evanston, IL. and is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. She is an author of two novels: The Greening of a Heart and Facing East. She lives, writes and gardens in NC. Visit her: Stephenyhoughtlin.com
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23 Responses to F – Flourish and Blotts Bookseller -Diagon Alley-London

  1. noelleg44 says:

    LOVED this Stepheny! You nailed your ‘F’! A trip to Diagon Alley – who wouldn’t like to go along!

    • I don’t forget you and delighted we can share the #Challenge through these posts. You should be so proud of your continuing success as an author. I am behind but have a good excuse as I try and finish editing a 3rd novel myself. It doesn’t surprise me that Flourish and Blotts is your kind of store!

  2. Nilanjana Bose says:

    One of my favourite bookstores of all time! 🙂

  3. Tizzy Brown says:

    Oh I love that you chose to feature Flourish and Blotts! I did see the show when I went to the Warner Bros. studio tour in London, but sadly you could not go inside. It’s a book lover’s dream!

  4. scr4pl80 says:

    What a wonderful place!

  5. J-Dub says:

    There is a replica of this bookstore at Universal Studios Orlando FL. Part of the HP attractions. Very cool

  6. It is enjoyable all the Harry Potter locations in the Wizarding World at Universal Studios Florida.

  7. I can imagine all the wizarding students with their quills making flourishes and blots. Great choice of F, Stepheny. 🙂

  8. This is one of my favorite scenes in the movie!

  9. fayenorth says:

    I love your theme, and I’m impressed you can come up with so many bookshops. I had a chance to walk down a portion of Diagon Alley at the studio in Leavesden, England where the Harry Potter movies were filmed. There was no bookshop at the time but Ollivander’s Wand Shop was there. What fun to walk in Harry’s footsteps!

  10. I would enjoy going there! I did fall in love with Harry Potter and enjoyed reading!

  11. jebjork says:

    Greatest bookstore ever? Yes!

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