Typos are incredibly common in all books, but they’re always more fun to read about in the famous ones, so we thought it would be a fun idea to have a look through the best typos in famous books! Here we go!



Moonraker by Ian Fleming



The 3rd Bond novel’s first edition.


On page 10 the letter t is missing, making shoot, shoo.


Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone by J. K. Rowling



If you manage to find a copy with this typo, keep hold of it, it’s worth thousands!

In  the list of school supplies on page 53 1 wand is repeated.


The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain



The first edition of this classic had this wonderful typo:


“Ripped a hole in the bottom of it with the was – this should have been saw.


Twilight by Stephenie Meyer



The first edition was written very quickly, so, quite unsurprisingly, was jam-packed full of typos! Most are the wrong plural or simple mistakes. But the most infamous of the bunch was saying: dust moats rather than dust motes.


A Dance with the Dragons by George R. R. Martin



Page 854 is our favourite (though it’s worth mentioning that lots of George’s books are flooded with consistency errors and mistakes)

“I am beautiful, she reminded himself.”


And perhaps our favourite typo of all time…


King James Bible by Robert Baker (1631)



Rather than telling readers to NOT sin, in a list of dos and don’ts, it clearly reads:


“Thou shalt commit adultery”


The ending wasn’t so pretty. The publisher ended up paying £300 (around $60,000 today) and had their licence revoked. The bible has since been nicknamed ‘The Wicked Bible.’



And that my friends, is why we put so much effort into proofreading all of our books. You never know how much damage one small typo could do!