Our Monster book of monsters is a fickle... beast. Take off the binding, and it'll take a snap at you. Just make sure you exercise caution - stroke the spine a couple times to calm it down. If anything, that's a lesson in itself. The trick to any beast is to know how to calm it. Sounds like something a Hogwarts professor would say.
Harry Potter: A History of Magic at the New-York Historical Society is a celebration of the 20th anniversary of the publication of J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. The exhibition captures the wizarding traditions of folklore and magic at the heart of the Harry Potter stories through centuries-old treasures including rare books, manuscripts, and magical objects from the collections of the British Library and New-York Historical Society—with original material from Harry Potter publisher Scholastic and J.K. Rowling’s own archives.