Harry Potter is the biggest book series in the past 25 years.
The series was well written and extremely detailed. While close to 10 years have passed since the last book in the series was released, fans are still finding new meanings from passages in the book.
As a result of it's success, fans across the globe scour the web for any authentic connection to Rowling and the series. Recently the chair J.K. Rowling sat on when she wrote the first two Harry Potter books — Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s (Sorcerer's in the US) Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets went for sale.
The final bidding price: 394,000 dollars.
Before donating the chair, Rowling transformed it into a piece of literary memorabilia.
Along the apron of the chair she painted, “I wrote/Harry Potter/while sitting/on this chair." The famous author's signature is scribbled on the headrest, while the word "Gryffindor" is written on the bar under the sea
The author also wrote a personal note that outlined the chair's history and significance. It said:
"Dear new-owner-of-my-chair / I was given four mismatched dining room chairs in 1995, and this was the comfiest one, which is why it ended up stationed permanently in front of my typewriter, supporting me while I typed out "Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone" and "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets." My nostalgic side is quite sad to see it go, but my back isn’t. JK Rowling.”