Trio Featured with Favourite Books on Three New ALA READ Posters (Updated)


Sep 30, 2010

Posted by John Admin

The American Library Association (ALA) has issued three new posters as part of its READ campaign, featuring Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) and Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley). Update: You can have a closer look at the posters right here in our galleries. The posters can be pre-ordered as a set for 15% off list price $40 and are only available at this price until the 15th of October. Pre-orders will begin fulfillment on the 18th of October, at which point all three posters will be available for individual sale.

The actors are pictured in previously unseen photos with their favourite books; Radcliffe is shown with Mikhail Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita, Watson with William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and Grint with Anthony Burgess’ A Clockwork Orange. The posters measure 22″ x 34″. Find more details and pre-order the set of posters at this link.

In related news, the ALA Graphics Facebook Fan Page is running a trivia contest to win the new posters, as well as the chance to win a “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” film poster, compliments of Warner Bros. Those interested should check the Facebook Page daily from now until the 15th of October–the first person to correctly answer to the trivia question each day wins!

Many thanks to the helpful librarian who goes by the name of Lovegood for emailing in!

49 Responses to Trio Featured with Favourite Books on Three New ALA READ Posters (Updated)

Avatar ImagePotter_Puella says: The posters are great...but $40? That's a bit much.Avatar ImageLucida says: Interesting to know their favourite books. :)Avatar ImageSilvery Doe says: Wow, Clockwork Orange, Rupert?Avatar Imagetaoist1 says: It would be cool to see other than big3. Rickman, etc..... tennis stories at davidantczak.comAvatar ImageSindi says: Nice posters :D Great works of literature as their choices :D Avatar Imagedanahuff says: @taoist1, Alan Rickman is also on a Read poster. I have it in my classroom (and now I'll have these three, too—just ordered). He is holding Catcher in the Rye in his poster.Avatar ImageCatdelaCreme says: huh. I love knowing what favorites people have. I feel like it reveals so much about someone's personality!Avatar Imageksddancer says: Very cool!Avatar Imagemollywobbles23 says: So tempted to buy....Avatar Imagekarrijustina says: I would love to have these in my classroom, but they're a little steep! $$$Avatar Imageharrypotterfreak101 says: I am so ordering!Avatar Imagekmac23va says: Besides being good inspiration posters, it shows how much they've changed just since the end of filming. Rupert doesn't look too different except for his hair, but Dan's face is so much more filled out (it's more so than any prior movie in the DH trailers, but even more now) and of course Emma's drastic hair change. They almost should have put the actors' favorite Potter book cover in the background, since two of them aren't as recognizable!Avatar Imagegaminette says: The Master and Margarita?! Dan - you, me, coffeeshop. NOW. Avatar Imagethundermountain7 says: I would love to have tis posters but for $40 it is alittle much. Avatar Imageathena lupen says: i would like to have the posters but $40 is to muchAvatar ImageNot Slytherin says: So cool! I love their choices -- all seem so unique and just as I imagined them. :o)Avatar Imagevicki_the_house_elf says: Cool! I've never heard of The Master and Margarita, what's it about?Avatar Imagegryffindor1991 says: awesome! ive never heard of The Master and Magarita or A Clockwork Orange.Avatar ImageAlice Weasley says: Emma Watson, you went with Shakespeare. And not just Shakespeare, but one of my top 5 all-time favorite Shakespeares. I love you even more now- you are my idol!!!!!!! :)Avatar Imagepurplewitch_30 says: wicked posters!!!!Avatar Imageazaadpotter says: Cool. I want those posters but those are a bit expensiveAvatar ImageGryffindor_Girl_xx says: Love the posters!!! I love Dan's smile ... but I haven't read any of the books x) AND I want to order them but they're too expensive for me x( Ah well, awesome pics, still!!! x)Avatar ImageValeria-Johanna says: Vicki, The Master and Margarita, by Mikhail Bulgakov, is a fantasy novel/satire of the Stalin era in the old Soviet Union, in which the Devil visits Moscow. (The writer was a very brave man!) In part it's an updating of the Faust legend, but there's so much else in it too. It would be good if Dan inspires people to read it. I don't think there has been a film (though I believe there was a Russian TV series). Athena, I agree, the posters do look rather dear, and I expect they're only available in the US. I suppose they're primarily meant to be bought by schools?Avatar Imagechanngalambeatrice says: Emma looks old, and Dan looks like a baboon in the posters.Avatar ImagelittleL says: Interesting, that's another book by a russian that Dan likes. I remember he also liked Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky, which was one of my favourites when I was younger. Good taste Dan. :) Also I'm sure it was him who said in one of the bonus dvd clips that the country he wanted to visit most was Russia.Avatar Imagechikitcorpuzvesterbaek says: Good choices!Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: I would love to have tis posters.Avatar ImageSusmita singh says: I have seen it on facebook last night.Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Thats really good of them to promote reading!Avatar Imagetaoist1 says: @danahuff - thanks, any others?Avatar ImageJane_Potter says: Romeo and Juliet wow I love it!!!Avatar Image2tal says: It is wonderful how this lot consistently signs on to do good work - like promoting reading - with their fame.Avatar ImageEeyore says: Ew, A Clockwork Orange? I saw the movie a long time ago and it still gives me the creeps. I've never wanted to read the book. Is the movie a lot different than the book? Anyway, I find that a very disturbing choice. (I still have the ALA poster of Alan Rickman, that I bought a few years back.)Avatar ImageWeenyOwl says: How do we know that these titles are really their favorites and not something that was shoved into their hands when they turned up for the photo shoot?Avatar ImageSlyBones says: The posters are pretty awesome, but Rupert looked a little funny in his. Avatar Imageznachki says: That's not too bad a price - it's $40 for the set. So each 22x34 poster is $13.33. @weenyowl - per the ALA FAQ: Who chooses the books that celebrities hold in READ posters? A celebrity who signs on for the READ campaign can choose to hold any book of his or her choice, with the exception of self-authored titles. Celebrity READ posters promote the pleasure and importance of reading for children, teens, and adults. Some hold a classic, others a childhood favorite or something that has inspired them in their life. How to order from outside the US is here: Imagehewy says: What great role models. Learning to love reading should start as early as humanly possible (right after being born) and continue as long as possible. I never learned to love reading, except magazines (short attention span) until HP came along. What a waste of the first 60 years of my life. My many thanks to JK Rowling!!!!!!!Avatar Imagejacket says: Really great posters! Avatar Imagebella vita says: I'm the same as you hewy. I've always had severe ADD/ADHD and mild OCD so reading just wasn't feasible for me when I was younger. I read PS and COS when I was 12 for school, but never got into them or reading in general until I was about 20 and promised my cousin to read all of the HP books out at that time. I've been addicted to both HP and reading ever since! Rowling has opened up an endless world of reading to so many of us who without HP probably never would have picked up a single book for fun in our entire lives. I now read every single night before bed and through the love of reading HP has given me I've discovered so many other amazing books, but I still continue to read HP twice a year as well. Its truly amazing how much HP can impact a person's entire life and personality.Avatar ImageElphabaROCKS1 says: $40? Can't afford that on a poster... Why am I not surprised by their book choices? :-)Avatar Imageathena lupen says: i think 40$ is a little to muchAvatar Imageathena lupen says: i mean $40Avatar ImageBlutiful says: Looks like Emma has a great taste in literature. -- I'm not saying that "A Clockwork Orange" isn't an interesting and unique piece of work, but I'm totally in love with Shakespeare's works.Avatar ImageBellatricksthestrange says: HAHAHA! I love that A Clockwork Orange is Rupert Grint's favorite book. That's awesome. Avatar ImageFresca says: A great idea to get people reading and enjoying books! The posters are interesting, and so are their choices of reading material!Avatar Imagemuggle..andproudofit says: Interesting ....Avatar ImageNumeroUnoFan says: i wanna win the contestAvatar ImageNinnyTreetops says: Oh christ, the shots have been photoshopped out of their little minds. And I'm not too impressed with teh background work, either. Too busy.

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