Harry Potter Magic Bookshop Trivia Tournament

28th June 2017

As part of the 20th anniversary celebrations for Harry Potter, the publisher Bloomsbury is running an official Harry Potter Trivia Tournament. Twenty bookshops across the UK have been chosen to host the quiz and Village Books were delighted to be one of only two shops chosen in London.

Overseen by an independent official adjudicator, we had 21 team contest the seven categories of questions. With an age range from 5 to 65 this quiz appealed to all ages. At the half way stage two teams were tied on 26 points for the top spot, closely followed by a further three teams on 25. This quiz couldn’t be closer. As the last three rounds began there was silence in the room as quiz master Pip Torrens read out the questions.

After considerable checking of the scores by our independent adjudicator it was with great pleasure that the winners by a margin of 3 points and having answer 86% of the questions correctly the winners were announced, The Fizzing Quizbees. Now we await news of the national quiz and revision has begun.

Village Books donated profits from this event to Lumos, the children’s charity founded by J K Rowling.