"A warning: If you rip, tear, shred, bend, fold, deface, disfigure, smear, smudge, throw, drop, or in any other manner damage, mistreat, or show lack of respect towards this book, the consequences will be as awful as it it within my power to make them."
-- Hogwarts Librarian, Irma Pince (QA)
Madam Pince puts a variety of spells and curses on the books in the Hogwarts library to make sure that kids don’t damage them. (At least, not twice…)
c.f. THIEF’S CURSE.
References from the canon
- Dumbledore absent-mindedly doodled in a library book and was surprised to find it beating him on the head (QA).
- The screaming book in the Restricted Section may have been reacting according to one of the spells on it (PS12)
- Madam Pince has been known to add some unusual hexes and jinxes at times, besides the usual collection of library book spells (QA).
Tags: library books