6:00 pm EST, September 21, 2015

#PotterItForward movement asks fans to leave secret notes for new generation of readers

By Andrew Sims | Edited by Karen Rought

Harry Potter fans have been tasked with leaving hand-written notes in copies of J.K. Rowling’s books in public places, and the results so far have been very moving.

MuggleNet’s #PotterItForward has gone viral. The new movement asks long-time fans of the series to place notes in copies of the books in libraries, book stores, and other places where they’ll be discovered by strangers. The idea is for new readers to learn what the Harry Potter series means to those who’ve already read the seven books.

Unsurprisingly, the challenge has been a huge success. Fans from all around the world have placed messages in fresh copies of the books, and they remind us all why we love these stories so much.

“Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Hogwarts were my best friends growing up,” wrote one reader. “The world of Harry Potter saved me during my darkest hours,” wrote another.

Below you’ll find a sampling of the #PotterItForward contributions posted to Twitter.

#PotterItForward arrives less than a month before the first Harry Potter Illustrated Edition hits store shelves. This writer will be leaving a note in one of the new books!

Want to get involved? You can “Potter It Forward” by writing a note and placing it in a Harry Potter book in a library, book store, etc. When posting on social media, be sure to include the hashtag!

Our only piece of advice: Make sure you’re not permanently attaching the note to the book, or else someone may yell at you!

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