Blood status and prejudice Books and Writing Notable Witches and Wizards Shops and merchants

Gilderoy Lockhart’s book signing at Flourish and Blotts

Explore
Characters Locations Magic Canon Events Things Creatures Essays
The Harry Potter Canon

"Ladies and gentlemen! What an extraordinary moment this is! The perfect moment for me to make a little announcement I've been sitting on for some time ... I have great pleasure and pride in announcing that this September, I will be taking up the post of Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry!""
-- Gilderoy Lockhart (CS4)

Gilderoy Lockhart’s book signing at Flourish and Blotts

Harry, Hermione, and the Weasleys visit Flourish and Blotts to buy school books. There they discover that Gilderoy Lockhart is signing his new book, Magical Me. When Lockhart spots Harry, he drags the boy up in front of the camera with him and announces the crowd that he will be the new Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher at Hogwarts for the coming year. After Harry escapes from the spotlight, Lucius Malfoy and Arthur Weasley get into a fight. Lucius uses the moment to sneak the Diary into Ginny’s cauldron.

Lockhart's book signing at Flourish and Blotts
Date August 19, 1992
Certainty Date based on real world calendar
Location in Canon CS4
Type of Event Wizarding world

Commentary

Tags: boasting fame fighting rivalries