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Location of the Hidden Books In Pottermore

Finding the 11 hidden books throughout the Chapter moments in Pottermore was another feature I enjoyed immensely . These 11 books are hidden in both easy and hard to find locations in various Chapter moments while another 8 books are on the shopping list found in Diagon Alley which can be purchased. When your done searching you should have a total of 19 books in your trunk.

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If you are not in Pottermore yet and are anticipating getting in soon you might want to skip this post and come back later if you can’t find some of the hidden books.

This post will focus on the hidden books only inside Pottermore. So where are all the hidden books inside Pottermore? I wrote this post to help people who are  experiencing difficulty finding the books or are more or less frustrated that they can’t seem to find all of them.

I’ll start with the ones I believe are a little more challenging to find, especially using the click, zoom feature that Pottermore uses to enhance the moments combined with browsing and clicking around, the books in the library, Chapter 12.

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  • Great Wizards of the Twentieth Century:  this one will appear on the first zoom click  in the Pottermore library, Chapter 12.  You’ll find this one on the 3rd row of books about near the 4th/5th shelf area.
  • Notable Magical Names of Our Time: this book will also appear on the first zoom, click, in the library, Chapter 12. You’ll find this one on the 3rd row of books as well near the 2nd shelf.
  • A Study of Recent Developments in Wizardry: no need to click zoom here in the library, Chapter 12. It’s on the 2nd row around the 5th or 6th shelf up.
  • Important Modern Magical Discoveries: als0, no need to click zoom here. It’s on the 2nd row around the 2nd shelf area in the library, Chapter 12.


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Now here are the remaining 7 books that can be found outside of the library:

  • Quidditch through the Ages: the second book you’ll find located in Chapter 9, Flying lessons moment. It will be visible in one of the student’s bags.
  • Modern Magical History: this book is located in Chapter 14, Hagrid’s Secret moment, one zoom click and it will be placed on the right bottom shelf.
  • Dragon Species of Great Britain and Ireland: this book is also located in Chapter 14, Hagrid’s Secret moment, one zoom click and the book is located on the right, second shelf.
  • From Egg to Inferno, A Dragon Keeper’s Guide: this book is the last located in Chapter 14, Hagrid’s Secret, one zoom click and the book is on the left book shelf 2nd shelf.
  • Curses and Counter-Curses:  this book is in Chapter 12, Christmas at Hogwarts. No zoom click needed here just look on the bench.
  • Dragon Breeding for Pleasure and Profit: this book is found in Chapter 14, The Egg in the Fire. No zoom click needed here just look behind the cup on the table.
  • Hogwarts: A History: the final book listed here of the 11 total can be found in the earliest of the hidden book chapters, Chapter 8, Harry’s Early Days at Hogwarts.  This one requires a double zoom click. Look on the window ledge.

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  • LeviosaHawthorn171 September 13, 2011, 4:23 pm

    Thanks for the tip! Finally able to find the Hogwarts, A History book! The only book I can’t find now is Curses and Counter-Curses.. It isn’t on the bench in Chapter 12, Christmas at Hogwarts.

    • Jay September 16, 2011, 2:00 pm

      I had that problem. But it means you’ve actually already collected it. It doesn’t show in your trunk. Check the spells menu and it should be on the left.

    • no name October 8, 2011, 8:59 pm

      yes it is

    • SpellProphecy15061 April 26, 2012, 6:59 am

      You might have already found curses and counter curses, check your spells, and their should be three books on the side, that book should be on there.

      If you use full body bind in wizards duel, you have it 😀

    • lizzie April 27, 2012, 4:20 pm

      It is. DON’T zoom in it’s on the front bench. just scroll over it and you will see it (:

    • SeekerSpirit78 May 17, 2012, 4:40 am

      mine too. i don’t know why. when i go to chapter 12 moment 1 it’s locked on the read about for books. do you think it could be in the library?

    • FelicisIce112 July 26, 2012, 2:36 pm

      about Curses and Counter-Curses…It IS! maybe you have already picked it up, but you will never find it in the trunk, as it is a SPELLbook, look over there… (happened to me)

    • SilverChaser10936 November 25, 2012, 5:49 pm

      If you go on chapter 12, moment 1 in the library and zoom in to the 3rd layer, right at the back next to the window (its really dark there), youll find Curses and Counter Curses

  • NightSpirit September 27, 2011, 5:27 pm

    Is there supposed to be one blank spot where my books go? I think I have found all of them on this list, but I still have one blank spot where my books go. -_-

    • m17m16 November 8, 2011, 11:43 am

      Yes you should have one blank spot for the book you will get from Wizard’s duel 🙂

      • Tricia December 24, 2011, 1:44 pm

        How do you get the book from wizard’s duel???

      • tw09 April 19, 2012, 8:58 pm

        what book do you get from wizard’s duel?

  • ninja October 3, 2011, 5:11 pm

    I have 14 books and I am still missing some there are way more books then 11.

  • ElmSnitch76 October 4, 2011, 5:52 am

    Ohh, I have 15 books in my trunk, 3 spell books and 1 potions book. So that makes 19 in total!. you can get about 36 house points just by finding things

  • Anonamouse October 4, 2011, 11:26 am

    ‘A Dragon Keepers Guide’ did not show up in my trunk even though I collected it.

    • m17m16 November 8, 2011, 11:44 am

      Try to collect it again,i have the book in my trunk

  • nbkd14 October 7, 2011, 7:38 pm

    no way its 19 I only have 15

    • Meow December 14, 2011, 3:01 am

      Only 15 show in your trunk! 3 are in the spells section and 1 is for potions. So, that means you have collected all the books.

  • flora October 9, 2011, 10:54 am

    my gosh i alresdy catched the courses and counter cousers but i guess i give it to someone, how i do it now ? )=

    • Angel April 15, 2012, 6:10 pm

      any luck? i got it and it didn’t show up so i went to recollect it and it wasn’t there either.

      • Meagan April 17, 2012, 8:39 pm

        The book should be in your ‘Spells’ section, try looking there 🙂

  • Kathy October 10, 2011, 6:39 pm

    LeviosaHawthorn, thanks for asking that question, and Jay, thanks for answering it! I was driving myself crazy wondering why it wasn’t in my trunk!

  • siddian October 17, 2011, 4:14 pm

    I have collected everything, and when I got back to collect the things not in my trunk, they aren’t in the chapter/moments. I’m beginning to get annoyed.

  • melanie October 22, 2011, 10:12 am

    ok i have
    A Beginner’s Guide to Transfiguration
    A History of Magic
    One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi
    Magical Theory
    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
    Hogwarts: A History
    Quidditch through the Ages
    A Study of Recent Developments in Wizardry
    Notable Magical Names of Our Time
    Great Wizards of the Twentieth Century
    Important Modern Magical Discoveries
    From Egg to Inferno, A Dragon Keeper’s Guide
    Modern Magical History
    Dragon Species of Great Britain and Ireland
    Dragon Breeding for Pleasure and Profit

    am i missing any

    • Meow December 14, 2011, 3:02 am


    • AshGhost12967 May 20, 2012, 6:52 am

      i’m missing one book i don’t know what it is can ya help me? it is the smae one you are probably missing as well since i just checked and we have the same books except for one… i wonder what it is…


  • Allee December 16, 2011, 3:51 pm

    It’d help if they posted screen shots too..

  • MysteriousBenefactor December 23, 2011, 7:39 pm

    Go back to the place you found it (which should be the bench in Christmas) and it should be there. I sent someone seaweed and was able to recollect it.

  • Angel April 15, 2012, 6:09 pm

    i collected the curses and counter curses book but it’s not showing up. when i try to collect it again it’s not there either. any suggestions. and a dueling book. how many duels would u have to win to get it?

  • Lauren April 19, 2012, 6:36 pm

    I can’t find Notable Magical Names of Our Time or A Study of Recent Developments in Wizardry. I’ve been on moment one in chapter 12 for like 15 minutes trying to find them, and for some reason I can’t get them….

    • RuneUnicorn117 April 22, 2012, 10:06 am

      I have the same problem. :/ They aren’t in my trunk but no matter how hard I look I can’t see them. We need screenshots or a video or something.

  • Vicky April 22, 2012, 12:15 am

    …………I’ve found them all (I’m REALLY sure) and there’s only 15???

  • FeatherEye April 22, 2012, 1:51 pm

    I think I’ve collected it about 73 times now, and it still won’t show in the trunk nor amogst the spells – and I have no idea what to do, and I really want those jinxes and curses! Please help me!
    (Sorry if there is a lot of grammer problems here – I’m not very well at writing in english and I feel a bit too laizy to check google transelate before I post this ;p)

  • Nadhira May 4, 2012, 2:56 pm

    which is the curses and country placed on? i can’t find it.
    on the left or right bench?

  • LumosWatch23288 August 20, 2012, 2:54 pm

    How come I have 24 books now? Does the “15 books” refer only to the ones you will find in the chapters?

  • starcauldron4888 November 5, 2012, 11:52 am

    i have 30 books, 2 of them are potion books. is it possible to find or buy more than 2 potion books?

  • elmice12338 November 26, 2012, 1:32 pm

    i can’t find any of the spell or potion books o-o

  • skymoonstone7079 December 14, 2012, 9:41 am

    Are there hidden books in book two, or is this for both books?

  • Bex December 15, 2012, 9:53 am

    I hate to burst your bubble but I have 30 books in my trunk, so you’re all missing plenty!

  • marina December 30, 2012, 1:09 am


  • SilverLight20113 April 4, 2013, 12:26 pm

    thank you so much! 😀 and i sent you a friend request