Today’s discussion is about books, but not just any books special edition books. I’ve seen a lot on Twitter and Bookstagram about the new special edition copies of A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab, and that is what inspired me to write this post. In my own personal collection, I only have three special edition books. I have the special edition of Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling, the one that Amazon only produced 100,000 copies of, I have the 20th-anniversary edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, and then I have the special illustrated edition of The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown. Tales of Beedle the Bard was a gift, I bought Philosopher’s Stone, and I found The DaVinci Code at a library book sale. I’ve always wanted at least one UK edition of one of the Harry Potter books. As for A Darker Shade of Magic, I already have the entire trilogy in the original white hardcovers that I absolutely love. I didn’t even pre-order either one of the special editions and if anyone is wondering if I’m going to buy them in the future the answer is no. I don’t have anything against people who want to buy special editions of books, but I really don’t see the point in buying them, and I really honestly don’t need to buy any more than what I already have.
How do you feel about special editions? Do you think they are necessary? Discuss your thoughts in the comments!