20 rare and valuable books worth up to £50,000 that might be sitting on your shelves right now

(Picture: JK Rowling/Bloomsbury, Dr Suess/Random House, Beatrix Potter/Frederick Warne & Co)

Oh, hey bookworms. You may want to have a sort through your bookshelves.

In among all the well-worn copies of your favourites and new adventures you haven’t yet opened, there could be a fortune just sitting there.

Matthew Haley, the director and head of books and manuscripts at auction house Bonhams, has shared his list of the twenty most valuable books that could be hidden in homes around the UK right at this very moment.

There are some familiar favourites ranking fairly high. A first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, for example, has an estimated value of £50,000… Read the full story

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