I finally made it to the Harry Potter studio tour on Tuesday afternoon. Much to the amusement of the dear friend I was with, I insisted on taking pictures of the stationery-related things that popped up now and again!

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I went into paroxysms of delight at the wall of printed material from the films:

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And in among the white card models (made before the real sets), a perfect miniature Quibbler printing press.

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Never one to be shy and retiring, I also managed to get on Hagrid’s motorbike despite being at least twenty years older than everyone else who wanted to.

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One of the reasons I’m so fond of the Harry Potter canon is that the films, for me, stay reasonably true to my original visions when I read the books. And how I wish I could get my hands on some of that wall of paperwork…

Altogether it was a glorious and surprisingly stationery-filled day – especially in their gift shop! Are you a Potter fan? Do you have quills and parchment and multicoloured inks in your stationery stash? Or perhaps a sneaky Hogwarts notebook or two?