A British Witchcraft Shop Is Banning ‘Harry Potter’ Fans Because Its Wands Are Not Toys

The recent madness surrounding the new Harry Potter sequel play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child — which has inspired a bestselling script book and lots of scalpers preying on desperate Potterheads — has proven that the thirst for Potter content may never die. But one witchcraft shop in England doesn’t want anything to do with fans of J.K. Rowling’s books, warning muggles to stay away from the store.

Richard Carter, who owns Mystical Moments, told The Telegraph that the shop offers “spiritual tools” that are not toys, and will refuse to sell its handmade wares to Harry Potter fans. Carter explained to The Telegraph that his wands are the real deal — he makes them “while controlled by the spirits” — and are able to assist their owners in warding off dark forces, bringing them love and money, and offering healing powers such as relieving stress and soothing aches and pains. And though the process through which customers select a wand sounds very much like what goes down at Ollivander’s, the owner insists that his shop is explicitly not for those “who have been Harry Potterfied.”

Richard says he only wants to attract true believers in magic and can detect Hogwarts fans wanting his wands for their collections of memorabilia by their aura.

He said: “JK Rowling has obviously done her research but Harry Potter is for children. It has done nothing for business.

“You wouldn’t believe how many real witches and wizards there are knocking about. You would be amazed. They know they can come here in reveal themselves without people thinking they’re mental.

While that last point is perhaps up for debate, Carter remains unmoved. One local Potter fan is apparently so incensed by the ban that he told The Telegraph that his fellow muggles should take the shop to court. Here’s hoping that if that does happen, Rowling gets called as a witness. Based on her penchant for offering delightful commentary on Twitter, we imagine she’d have plenty of witty things to say on the subject.

(Via: The Telegraph)