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Angus & Robertson Announces Book V Events

Posted by: Melissa
June 11, 2003, 10:05 AM

The Australian bookseller Angus & Robertson has listed all the events going on at their various stores down under including a benefit for Bear Cottage Children's Hospice:

The Magical Castle Breakfast
(A benefit for Bear Cottage Children's Hospice) $45.00 per package
Food, fun and entertainment forContinued...


Scholastic Announces Contest Winners

Posted by: Melissa
June 11, 2003, 09:58 AM

The winners are in and 10 lucky teens will be travelling to England to hear J.K. Rowling live at the Royal Albert Hall.

  • David Dawson, 14, St. Petersburg, Fla. - To acquire the power of mending a broken heart due to his mother's passing.
  • Daniel Boyce, 8, Camarillo, Calif. - To cure autism, which his sisterContinued...


My (B.K.'s) Plans for Book V Launch

Posted by: Melissa
June 11, 2003, 09:19 AM

While I'm by no means comparible to Jim Dale, I thought I'd share what I'll be doing for the Book V launch (and it gives me a chance to highlight some of the local goings on).

On Friday, I'll be hitting the Borders in Peabody, MA to grab my Trade version and Books on CD along with my wife and someContinued...


Jim Dale Announces Plans for Book V Launch

Posted by: Melissa
June 11, 2003, 09:02 AM

We received an email from Jim Dale detailing what he will be doing for the launch of Book V:

No Advance Copies for Co-op

Posted by: Melissa
June 11, 2003, 06:16 AM

The Scotsman reports that the retail chain the Co-op will not be given any advance copies of Order of the Phoenix due to the fact that, in July 2000, they violated the embargo that was placed on Goblet of Fire by putting out some of the books early.


Scholastic Lays Smackdown On Early Readings

Posted by: Melissa
June 10, 2003, 01:36 PM

Scholastic has "corrected" the Salt Lake City Library in their incorrect assumption that an early reading of the book was acceptable.

I have heard of other early readings scheduled in Arizona and other locations - if you hear anything let us know or send them the article. No reason one groupContinued...


Guardian's HP contest

Posted by: Melissa
June 10, 2003, 01:06 PM

The Guardian is hosting a contest in which entrants are charged to write the first 300 words of the novel following from the already-released first lines. Winners will be chosen for best prediction as well as most inventive opening.


Newsday Fanfic Report

Posted by: Melissa
June 10, 2003, 12:59 PM

Newsday presents a general report on HP fanfic. Quotage:

Move over, J.K. Rowling. Frustrated with waiting for the author to supply the answers - presumably in her fifth book, "The Order of the Phoenix," due to hit bookstores June 21 - fans have taken matters into their own hands. They've logged on by the tensContinued...

Bookseller Disenchanted

Posted by: Melissa
June 10, 2003, 08:21 AM

The Herald has published an article in which an anonymous bookseller speaks out against the scale of the Harry Potter marketing campaign. Quote: "I like being part of kids' reading and learning, and JK Rowling has created fiction that has undoubtedly helped children to read more, but I feel I'm part of somethingContinued...

Harry vs. Hillary

Posted by: Melissa
June 09, 2003, 09:01 PM

MSN has posted a political cartoon comparing today's release of Hillary Clinton's "Living History" with the June 21 release of HP 5.

USA Today Snapshot

Posted by: Melissa
June 09, 2003, 11:20 AM

Here's a USA Today Snapshot comparing Philosopher's Stone to Order of the Phoenix in size and price.

Daily Mirror Contest

Posted by: Melissa
June 09, 2003, 11:15 AM

For a chance to win a copy of Order of the Phoenix, visit The Daily Mirror, which is asking this extremely difficult trivia question: "What's the name of the FIRST Harry Potter book? a) Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire. b) Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone. c) Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix."Continued...


Waterstones Announces Worldwide Events

Posted by: Melissa
June 09, 2003, 09:05 AM

A few people have emailed us to let us know that Waterstones has announced the hours for all their locations in Ireland, Northern Ireland, the UK, Scotland and Europe. We're holding off listing these in MUARI individually until we have information about specific events. So feel free to let us know if youContinued...

High Quality Vanity Fair Pic

Posted by: Melissa
June 09, 2003, 05:57 AM

The Brazilian website Harry Potter O Filme has posted a high quality scan of the trio's grown up pose in Vanity Fair.


Vanessa Redgrave Wins Tony over Fiona Shaw

Posted by: Melissa
June 08, 2003, 10:16 PM

HP movie actress Fiona Shaw (Petunia Dursley) did not win the Tony Award this evening; she was nominated for playing the title role in Medea, but Vanessa Redgrave was awarded for her turn in Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night. Having seen both performances, I think it's worthwhileContinued...

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