Here's Why People Are Leaving Notes in 'Harry Potter' Books


Here's Why People Are Leaving Notes in 'Harry Potter' Books

Reading the Harry Potter series for the first time (and the second, third, fourth, fifth, you get the idea) has been one of the great joys of my life. I can't wait to read it to my son someday; he's only two, so we still have a few years until we can bequeath the magic of Hogwarts upon him. But the future joy of giving another person the gift of Harry Potter shines as brightly as a patronus, and clearly other fans feel the same way.

That's why they've started sneaking notes into Harry Potter books in libraries and bookstores as part of the #PotterItForward movement. The idea is to write a note to the next reader about what the series means to you. The messages, some of which have been shared on social media with the #PotterItForward hashtag, range from short and sweet to deeply meaningful. The movement is beautiful, inspiring, and all about how we can forge connections even in dark times — in short, it's so very Harry Potter.

Here are a few of the notes that people have left so far. Are you planning to #PotterItForward?

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