Junior Library Guild Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone BCE: the ONE exception to (almost) valueless Potter Book Club Editions

April 10, 2018

As I have discussed previously, Book Club Editions (BCEs) are in most cases valueless for collectors of fine books, and are generally considered to be worth no more than the readability of the book by this group. However, there are a fair few BCEs that have some collectible value. In the case of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, the Junior Library Guild BCE is the one exception.

 

Why is this book club edition different from the others? For one, the Jacket has the coveted Guardian quote found on the back jacket ( this quote is found on first prints) rather than the ubiquitous Publisher’s Weekly quote found on later print jackets.  This guardian quote is very rare and adds value immediately to the book.  Furthermore, there is a consensus among Harry Potter collectors that probably