Thursday, 5 March 2015

Ebay sees World Book Day surge in costume purchases

Over the last week, has sold over 100,000 fancy dress costumes, as homes across the country prepare for World Book Day. today, 5th March.

Costumes that fall under the ‘TV, Books & Film’ category have proved the most popular on

The online marketplace currently boasts over 10,000 listings in that category alone, making it the go to shopping site whether you are looking to get the look of the nation’s favourite wizard this World Book Day or a happy ending-seeking princess.

And when it comes to the actual reading, wizards and hobbits top the charts on the online marketplace with more than 9,000 Harry Potter books being sold in the past three months which comes as no surprise as sales of Harry Potter robes have risen by 1180% .

Harry Potter best conjures the nation’s imagination, with all seven books from the series featuring in the top 10, with one book from the franchise being sold every 15 minutes.

Other popular books include, The Hobbit, The Alchemist, and The Lord of the Rings.

(EDITOR: And do not forget, you can buy and sell books through eBay, too!)

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