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Original "Beedle the Bard" On Display Here in New York City in December

Posted by: sue
October 20, 2008, 10:24 AM

With the news of a special party in Scotland for the release of The Tales of Beedle the Bard, and the contests to win a trip to this event, comes word  now that one of the seven original handwritten copies of the book will be on display to the public here in New York City in December. Scholastic has announced that Arthur Levine, editor of the US editions of the Harry Potter novels, was one of the lucky people to receive a copy of this book from J.K. Rowling, and will lend his book for display at the The New York Public Library. Fans here in the States will be able to see the book for free when it is on display at the library December 4, 2008 to January 4, 2009. Of note is a press preview to be held on December 3, where Arthur Levine will be appearing, and "will share his experiences editing the series and the thrill of being one of only six individuals who received the special gift from Ms. Rowling."

As we reported earlier this morning, a second handwritten copy of the book by J.K. Rowling will be on display in the UK, at the National Library of Scotland for the same time period starting next month. The copy here in the US will be located at the The New York Public Library's Humanities and Social Sciences Library at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street

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Mrs. Lovegood

So, you drive 4 hours to see a book behind glass? I assume they won’t let you touch it. Not worth the trip for me. I’m glad people can see it, but if I coudn’t hold it and open it, I’d rather pass.

Posted by Mrs. Lovegood on October 21, 2008, 06:53 PM report to moderator

Cool! Maybe we will eventually find out where all seven of those books went.

Posted by Bulb on October 21, 2008, 10:14 PM report to moderator

yesyesyesyesyes!!! so going its on the calendar already!

Posted by Lindsay on October 22, 2008, 12:18 AM report to moderator

I remember it being announced a while ago that Amazon was going to have their “Beedle the Bard” copy travel around the US. What happened to that??

Posted by Terry on October 22, 2008, 05:21 PM report to moderator
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