Mazel tov: First edition of Yiddish ‘Harry Potter’ sells out in less than 48 hours

1000 624 Jordan Kutzik

Less than 48 hours after the Yiddish edition of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” translated by Arun Viswanath, became available for pre-order, the book sold out its first print run of 1,000 copies. (Viswanath is Forverts editor Rukhl Schaechter’s nephew.) For a Yiddish publisher in 2020, that’s a sales number that’s almost magical. A second edition is in the works, publisher Niklas Olniansky announced on Facebook.

This is unbelievable! Two days after announcing "Harry Potter un der filosofisher shteyn", the limited 1st edition was…

Posted by Olniansky Tekst on Saturday, February 8, 2020

Read full article, click here.


Jordan Kutzik

All about Jewish life. The Jewish world's actuality, heritage and traditions. Op-Ed articles, news, Jewish books, Jewish music, videos, judaica and more

All stories by: Jordan Kutzik

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.