Harry Potter Fans Hide Inspirational Notes Inside Copies of the Book

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A bookseller holds a book at the German launch of J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" in Berlin July 21, 2007. Book fans have been leaving notes inside copies of the books in shops and libraries as part of #PotterItForward project. Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters

Harry Potter fans are leaving inspirational notes inside copies of the books in shops and libraries as part of a global movement thought up by the fan site Mugglenet.

People are being encouraged to write messages describing what the books meant to them, before slipping them into the novels in order to pass them on to the next generation of readers, with some participants posting photos of their notes to Twitter, using the hashtag #PotterItForward.

Some messages are emotional recounts of loneliness and how the books became a form of escapism, while others praise Harry Potter for saving their lives.

The note I left at the end of Ch1 in Sorcerer's Stone today. #PotterItForward pic.twitter.com/M0fByQYdJ6

— TheNiteOwl 🦉 (@jaxthevampire) September 11, 2015

#PotterItForward @MuggleNet What an amazing experience doing this today in my local bookstore❤️⚡️ #Always pic.twitter.com/UcnfHhTWkk

— Victoria Castora (@castoramagic) September 6, 2015

Found these at my students desks so I decided to #PotterItForward #HPPS #HPSS #HPHBP @MuggleNet pic.twitter.com/jWOx75I84d

— 🙅🏻‍♀️😷 Social Distance Berg🦠👩🏻‍🔬 (@The_Rosenberg) September 6, 2015

To the future readers!!! #PotterItForward pic.twitter.com/FYOOsVAep8

— Disha Rs (@dishars2000) September 20, 2015

Mugglenet staff launched the #PotterItForward project by posting a message and photo on the blogging site Tumblr last week calling for readers to participate.

The Harry Potter seven-book series was written by Scottish author J.K. Rowling and has sold over 450 million copies worldwide, while the films of the books grossed over $7.7 billion worldwide.