A signed first edition of the second Harry Potter book will go up for auction today at noon.
The online charity auction is part of Book Week Scotland, with proceeds going towards the Scottish Book Trust’s programmes.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets has been signed by author JK Rowling and is sure to be a popular item among fans looking for a piece of Potter magic.
Also on offer is the chance to win a portrait from illustrator Chris Riddell, who was the 2015 – 2017 UK Children’s Laureate and also a political cartoonist for the Observer.
Chris will produce a portrait illustration of the winning bidder, or someone of their choosing, creating a unique keepsake or a wonderful gift.
Other items up for grabs include the opportunity for an unpublished writer to receive advice on getting published from leading literacy agency, Jenny Brown Associates.
Among the agency’s dozens of authors are top writers Alasdair Gray, Lin Anderson and Sara Sheridan.
Marc Lambert, CEO of Scottish Book Trust, said: “These exciting auction items each offer a rare opportunity to bid for a literary treat, while supporting our work in communities across Scotland.
“We rely on fundraising, donations and grants to continue bringing our life-changing programmes to people from all walks of life, so that everyone has an equal chance to thrive through reading and writing.”
Information on each of the auction items and how to bid is available online at Scottish Book Trust website.
Click here to bid for the items from midday.
Book Week Scotland 2017 features a host of events with beloved Scots writers such as Val McDermid and Christopher Brookmyre, and this year will see the first Virtual Festival – a selection of online events that can be enjoyed and accessed by all via Scottish Book Trust’s social media channels.
Book Week Scotland runs from 27 November to 3 December and the auction will close on Friday 1 December at noon.