Harry Potter writer J.K. Rowling gives fans candid glimpse inside her magical home library

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Harry Potter writer J.K. Rowling has given fans a sneak peek inside her magical home.

Like all of us the world famous writer has been stuck inside her house during the coronavirus quarantine – and it seems like she’s decided to use the time to her advantage.

Cooped up at home with her imagination and what looks like hundreds of books for company, the creative genius used her wizardry skills to come up with the absolute dream of home libraries.

Sharing a rare glimpse into her bright and airy library, which definitely sits at the opposite end of the spectrum to the author’s Hogwarts creation, J.K. Rowling (whose real name is Joanne) revealed that she had used her quarantine time to colour-code her bookshelves.

Rearranging books is a very soothing lockdown activity,’ she wrote alongside the video that even gives a glimpse of the chic white sofa with gold cushions that we presume is saved for reading any one of the wonderfully colourful books in the room.

The video show’s the writer’s six long built-in bookcases, each that is filled with dozens of different-coloured books – from blacks and browns to red and oranges, yellows, greens, blues and whites.

And we’re loving the soft mint hue of the room’s bookcases, along with the apt literary quote painted in gold that runs along the top of the shelves.

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Painted in an olde English font, the quote from Renaissance writer Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queene reads, ‘It is the mynd that maketh good of ill, that maketh wretch or happy’.

And the literary icon even admitted that she has her own works of art gracing her bookshelves, adding, ‘To the people asking: yes, of course I've got Harry Potter books!

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These aren't my only bookshelves, they're simply the ones I decided to arrange by colour during tea breaks’.

We wonder if those ones are kept in the restricted section…

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