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Paperback Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Book

ISBN: 1408834960

ISBN13: 9781408834961

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

(Book #1 in the Harry Potter Series)

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Condition: Very Good


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Book Overview

This description may be from another edition of this product. Say you've spent the first 10 years of your life sleeping under the stairs of a family who loathes you. Then, in an absurd, magical twist of fate you find yourself surrounded by wizards, a caged snowy...

Customer Reviews

17 ratings

About the condition not the book

This book came to me in awful condition. It smelled awful and it had water damage. It literally smelled like cat pee


I ordered a Like New hardcover and the spine was broken and it arrived without a dust jacket. The only redeeming quality was that it was a good price.

Binding was completely ruined

My book was supposed to be “good” but it came with the binding not attached to the cover. I’m very disappointed. I have order many books from this website and this is the first real problem I have had!


Bought it in good condition, received a library copy with writing in it....

Version with Illustrations by Jim Kay- NOT FOR THE ARACHNOPHOBIC!

Jim Kay is an astoundingly talented artist. His portraits of the spiders in Harry's cupboard hit a little too close to home for me. Other than that: Book arrived in good time, was in absolutely perfect condition, and the quality of the binding is enough to make me cry with joy.

They messed up my book lmao

I literally ordered "New condition" and they gave me a book with half of the books ripped off. At least they gave me a new one for free, but it was in a different size. I actually haven't read the book yet lol, this mistake kinda turned me off.

harry potter and the goblet of fire i liked

me i like the books because it's good writing and so beautifull to read and about dislike the book is some oder part of the movies have so lot of talkin.

Good condition

I got my book today but every single page is colored on or scribbled on if I could get a different copy I would

Received my Harry Potter book and Literature Guide today. For the first time, I am disappointed. T

Rating is for story Not the "book" I received.

Thirftbook should have better sorting system

I ordered a "very good condition" book. However, the book came without the original cover. It is quite disappointing because I order all 7 books for the hardcover version. I only received 3 so far (including this one), but my half-way collection already looks incomplete. Just saying, if there is thing missing from the original store-buy package, it shouldn't be considered as "very good condition". Otherwise, what do you call "acceptable"? Unbelievable.

I have it already; great book 5 stars.

fantastic stories...

nice book and interesting stories..

More exciting to read as mother language!!

Of course, JKR's first book was the most eye-widening book among the 5 books (up till now) and it's more exciting to read in mother language as it takes time for a chinese to read an english book. (I guess there's no need for me to explain the greatness of the Rowling books) So lets go back to the translation. It's nice (but not great) as this edition is translated by Taiwanese which use lots of slang language which other Chinese-speaking people do not understand. So, personally, I would suggest the Simplied Chinese editon for nicer translation.

Wonderful Book!

The world of Harry Potter is magical and enthralling in any language. Many reviewers have criticized the omissions in translation. It should be noted that an accurate and interesting book cannot be translated to another language verbatim. Many bits of humor would be lost in unnatural descriptions. Instead, the translator appended when needed to make a sound linguistic and cultural switch. Enjoyable for Francophones and native english-speakers with good french reading abilities.

Viel Spass!

I read this in German before reading it in English. It's a lot of fun in both languages. In fact, it's great for improving one's skills in another tongue, because it's so enjoyable, you'll keep on reading. Taught me a lot of words that my German teachers never bothered with.

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Published by Ashly Moore Sheldon • March 27, 2020

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in The Keys to the Fandom
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Published by Ashly Moore Sheldon • July 25, 2019
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in Normal Shmormal, Celebrate Peculiar People Day!
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Published by Beth Clark • January 10, 2019
Peculiar People Day is a time to celebrate the quirky, eccentric, silly, weird, curious, colorful, irreverent, and intriguing oddballs in your life. You know the ones...they see the world a little—or a lot—differently, have a unique style that's all their own, and/or make you laugh when you least expect it by saying the things most people only think. If you're the peculiar one, lucky you! Embrace your wonderfully brilliant uniqueness in all its splendor and let your freak flag fly. (Your way, of course.) Keep reading for ten of our favorite peculiar literary characters.
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in In Honor of Banned Books Week, Let's Ban Banning Books Once and for All
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Published by Beth Clark • September 24, 2018

Okay, maybe we can’t eliminate censorship (yet...#goals), but we can celebrate Banned Books Week with gusto by reading all of the stories that someone (or someones) tried to silence, destroy, or restrict access to. Here are 50 of the most frequently banned and/or most recently challenged books, along with the "who, why, and how" of literary censorship in America.

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