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Pottering Around Diagon Alley - in Oak Park, Illinois

Posted by: Melissa
May 16, 2003, 07:47 AM

That's right, the Chicago Sun-Times mentions that stores along Oak Park Ave. and Lake Street will be turned into Diagon Alley the night of June 20th.


Starting about 9 p.m., the Magic Tree children's bookstore will become Flourish & Blott's bookstore, Cafe Winberie morphs into theContinued...

Deluxe Edition: Even More OotP Art

Posted by: Melissa
May 15, 2003, 11:29 PM

It's like a Grand Pre fiesta tonight - thank you to Trey, who sent us this just-released pic of the OotP Deluxe Edition - with more art. You can get the PDF of it here. (So many theories...only one brain...)

The Sun named in lawsuit with Bloomsbury

Posted by: Melissa
May 15, 2003, 09:52 PM

Looks like The Sun is in hot water. Despite their claims of doing everything to make sure the stolen books got back to their rightful place, Bloomsbury has other thoughts.

Another Exclusive: Super zoom of promotional stand AND A NEW IMAGE

Posted by: Melissa
May 15, 2003, 09:44 PM

Well folks - we're dancing with joy and excitement here tonight as Charlie Peterson emails us this doozy - a picture of a promotional stand - MAJOR spoilers in the pic, highlight to read: I haven't checked the books yet but I'm changing my view: L to R: ??? (a boy -Continued...

Filming in Glencoe a success - Quidditch, Dementors and a Grim - Oh My!

Posted by: Melissa
May 15, 2003, 08:38 PM

The Herald has an update on how the first day of filming in Glencoe went....I guess that dispells the rumors of no Quidditch in PoA now, doesn't it?

Zoom In of Scholastic Sticker - Hi-Res - Exclusive!

Posted by: Melissa
May 15, 2003, 06:02 PM

Many, many thanks to Amber who went to her local bookstore and picked up some. Warning- there may be some spoilers in this image AND in the comments. Highlight this to see who *I* think they are: L to R, Ron, ???, and Mad-Eye. Who's the middle one? A new teacher? Discuss.

Sticker image uploaded

Posted by: Melissa
May 15, 2003, 05:13 PM

To ease everyone's bandwidth issues, I've uploaded the sticker from the eBay auction.

Another Sticker Auction

Posted by: Melissa
May 15, 2003, 03:40 PM

...here. Resolution no better, but there's another chance to win.

OotP Stickers from Scholastic Reveal New Book 5 Pictures

Posted by: Melissa
May 15, 2003, 02:05 PM

An HPANA reader has sent them a link to an eBay auction selling stickers that not only contain the Book 5 cover but what looks like headshots of 3 additional people. Discuss. (P.S.Share the love if you happen to get a hi-res scan of said pic.) Also found on eBay is a "standee"Continued...

Poor Reporting - Hagrid and Maxime

Posted by: Melissa
May 15, 2003, 08:38 AM

In what is another example of poor reporting, the Daily Record has an article about the recently-seperated Robbie Coltrane having his arm around a "mystery woman". The paper goes onto report that "Coltrane revealed that Hagrid has a love interest in the latest movie - an 8ft 6in giant called MadameContinued...

Fowl has more in Common with Huck Finn than Harry Potter

Posted by: Melissa
May 15, 2003, 08:30 AM

In this Herald-Leader interview with Eoin Colfer, Artemis Fowl has more in-common with Mark Twain's Huck Finn than he does the boy wizard. Colfer will be doing a book reading and signing at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in The Mall at Lexington Green, Lexington, KY at 7pm tonight.

Harry Potter Days in Ashland, KY

Posted by: Melissa
May 15, 2003, 08:26 AM


According to the Herald-Dispatch, the Highlands Museum and Discovery Center, 1620 Winchester Ave., hosts Harry Potter Days each Saturday in June (7, 14, 21 and 28) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Activities include magic and mazes, masks and wands and secret messages. Activities are free with admission. Admission is $3.50,Continued...

Australian Ad Campaign for OotP

Posted by: Melissa
May 15, 2003, 08:23 AM

There's an interesting report from the Australian Financial Review about Bloomsbury advertising plans down under. We haven't heard much about Aussie bookstores having events during the launch on Saturday, June 21st - feel free to send us those as well.

Selected quotes:



The fifth book in J.K. Rowling'sContinued...

May Fair Harry Potter Style

Posted by: Melissa
May 15, 2003, 08:14 AM

This year's Brighton May Fair sponsored by the Balfour Infant School, has a magical theme including live owls from Sussex Downs Falcons.


It promises to be even more fun than a game of quidditch.

Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione and the rest of Hogwarts' gang are likely to be spotted at a Magical May Fair beingContinued...

Maine Bookstores Gear Up for Book V

Posted by: Melissa
May 14, 2003, 04:46 PM

According to the Ellsworth American in Maine, Bookstores are gearing up for the launch of OotP just like the rest of the world. The articles includes information about midnight parties which we will include in our forthcoming list.

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