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Borgin and Burkes

Borgin and Burkes shop

An eerie wizard shop which sells Dark artefacts, located in Knockturn Alley


Borgin and Burkes fact file


Where in the world

Knockturn Alley

Type

Shop

Residents or owners

Mr Borgin, Mr Burke

Significant events that took place here

Harry Potter suspects Draco Malfoy has become a Death Eater; a young Tom Riddle works here after leaving Hogwarts

Peculiar things that live here

Known for its Dark artefacts

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Skulkin’ around Knockturn Alley, I dunno – dodgy place, Harry – don’ want no one ter see yeh down there-


Rubeus Hagrid
The Burrow's fireplace with green flames from the Chamber of Secrets.

A wrong turn


'You must speak clearly, dear,’ Mrs Weasley told Harry, as George dipped his hand into the flowerpot.


Extract

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

By J.K. Rowling

Illustration of Slytherin's locket Horcrux

Slytherin's locket


Borgin and Burkes shop

Borgin and Burkes


There in the midst of the cases full of skulls and old bottles stood Draco Malfoy with his back to them ...


Extract

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

By J.K. Rowling

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So the Death Eaters were able to pass from Borgin and Burkes into the school to help you ... a clever plan, a very clever plan ...


Albus Dumbledore
Katie Bell cursed and raised in the air

Katie is cursed


Then, six feet above the ground, Katie let out a terrible scream.


Extract

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

By J.K. Rowling

The next thing the staff knew, Voldemort was working at Borgin and Burkes.


Extract

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

By J.K. Rowling

Harry and Dumbledore watch Tom Riddle inspect Slytherin's locket in a memory from the Half-Blood Prince.

Flattering Hepzibah Smith


Wools Orphanage at the end of the street from The Half Blood Prince

The sad history of Merope Gaunt