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"I'm never stocking them again, never!"
— The manager regarding the aggressiveness of The Monster Book of Monsters[src]

The manager of Flourish and Blotts was a much-tired British wizard who took the brunt of teachers' selection of required textbooks for their classes that turned out to be somewhat exotic.



The manager in 1992

"Gentleman, please-please!"
— The manager trying to stop Lucius Malfoy and Arthur Weasley fighting[src]

In 1992, he was first seen by Harry Potter on camera at Flourish and Blotts as he was trying to keep Gilderoy Lockhart's book signing under control.[1]


"Stop it! Stop it!"
— The manager trying to stop copies of the The Monster Book of Monsters from attacking each other[src]

In 1993, he told Harry that he had once lost a lot of money on The Invisible Book of Invisibility, because they never found the books. When the The Monster Book of Monsters became one books required by students at Hogwarts, he had to cope with the new additions to his book list attacking both each other and him; the manager spent much of that summer vowing never to stock that book again. Whenever he had to grab a copy for a customer, he would become rather unhappy due to the books' viciousness; while he was relieved that Harry already got a copy beforehand, he was on the verge of tears when Ronald Weasley and Hermione Granger requested two copies total. He also recommend Harry to not buy Death Omens: What to Do When You Know the Worst is Coming, as it was enough to frighten anyone to death, and in general doesn't recommend reading books about death omens because one would start seeing them everywhere.[2]

Behind the scenes

  • As the owner of Flourish and Blotts, it is possible that his name is either Flourish or Blotts. However, knowing that his shop was established in 15th century, he might not be an indirect descendant of the founder.


Notes and references

  1. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 4 (At Flourish and Blotts)
  2. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 4 (The Leaky Cauldron)
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