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21 Great Reads Edition of "Philosopher's Stone"

Posted by: sue
January 09, 2007, 02:36 PM

Last year, TLC first told you that Bloomsbury would be releasing a special edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone as part of their 21 Great Reads for the 21st Century collection. That book is now available, and it contains a new introduction from author Alexander McCall Smith, as wellContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Bloomsbury: Permission Not Yet Given for Pre-Orders of "Deathly Hallows"

Posted by: sue
January 08, 2007, 10:54 PM

A few weeks ago we told you that online retailer Amazon had set a price and started taking pre-orders for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and the book quickly shot to the number one spot on their best seller list. Today, the Scotsman reports that while UK Potter publishersContinued...

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harrius Potter Et Camera Secretorum

Posted by: sue
January 05, 2007, 07:39 PM

The second installment in the Harry Potter series has now been released in Latin. Harrius Potter Et Camera Secretorum is now available (as seen in our Cauldron Shop), and The Times newspaper has a review of this new version of Chamber of Secrets. Of this translation into the ancient language, the reviewer writes:Continued...


Royal Mail in UK Begins Planning Delivery of "Deathly Hallows"

Posted by: sue
December 28, 2006, 08:15 AM

With no official release date yet announced, the Royal Mail is nonetheless beginning to plan their strategy for delivery of the final Harry Potter book to customers in the UK. The BBC reports today that "the postal service is to meet with online retailers next month. Demand isContinued...


Amazon UK puts Book Seven on Pre-Order, Sets Price

Posted by: sue
December 22, 2006, 07:31 PM

Several readers have let us know that Amazon.UK has now set a price for Book Seven at £13.99 (or roughly 27.39 USD), and has gone from a "Notify Me" status to an actual "Pre-Order" status. Thanks to reader Roonwit, we also know the UK retailer is telling thoseContinued...


Recap: New Title for Book Seven and More

Posted by: sue
December 22, 2006, 05:05 PM

We've had so many requests and questions about the events of recent days, that we thought we would give those who might have missed all of this in the holiday rush a chance to catch up on all the news with this recap.Important things to note are as follows:


Amazon Calls Book Seven "Most Eagerly Awaited Books of All Time"

Posted by: sue
December 21, 2006, 03:08 PM

With the news of the title for the last Harry Potter book now publicly announced, there has been widespread media reaction as you can imagine. Here are just a few of the news stories of interest on the subject: is the focus of this story from Bloomberg news which highlightsContinued...

Scholastic Updates Book Seven Title Image; Part of New Title First Appeared Three Years Ago

Posted by: sue
December 21, 2006, 11:28 AM

In the wake of the release of the name of the title of Book Seven today (which is also Winter Solstice btw), Scholastic, the US publishers of the series, has updated their Book Seven image with the new name on the main page of their website. Bloomsbury,Continued...


Wall Street Concerns for Potter Seven in 2007

Posted by: sue
December 20, 2006, 02:58 PM

While no official release date has been announced and despite the latest update from JKR yesterday noting she is still hard at work writing, Wall Street is concerned about a possible release next year of Harry Potter Book Seven, and the impact on both the US and UK publishers of the novels.

Cover Art

Sketch Made for Prisoner of Azkaban Book Up for Auction

Posted by: sue
November 30, 2006, 10:34 AM

A sketch originally made for the cover of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is up for auction in the UK this weekend. This is London reports :

Illustrator Cliff Wright, who also designed the cover for Harry Potter And The Chamber of Secrets, the previous book in the series, isContinued...

The Cauldron Shop

Cauldron Shop Update: New Hermione Wand, Golden Snitch Kit Book, More

Posted by: sue
November 06, 2006, 07:11 PM

Just in time to get an early start on your holiday shopping, there are some great new items this week in our Cauldron Shop, your one-stop for Harry Potter merchandise. Brand new from the Noble Collection is the Hermione's Light-up Collectible Wand. Also new in the shop is SiriusContinued...

Book Awards

"Half-Blood Prince" Nominated for Scottish Children's Book Award

Posted by: sue
November 03, 2006, 02:45 PM

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling is among those nominated at the Royal Mail Awards for Scottish Children's Books. Included in the "Younger readers – 8-12 years" category, these awards are presented to "recognise excellenceContinued...


New JKR Info to be Released in Special Edition Paperback in December from Bloomsbury

Posted by: sue
September 12, 2006, 11:44 AM

Bloomsbury, the UK publishers of the Harry Potter series, has announced that they will issue a special edition paperback of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in December, featuring a new introduction by author Alexander McCall Smith. This special paperbackContinued...


Harry Potter and Storybook England

Posted by: sue
September 05, 2006, 10:42 PM

The official site for English tourism has launched a new website designed to appeal to book and movie fans. Called "Storybook England," this is a new guide to many of the real life places seen in many of the classic children's novels in England, including those from Harry Potter, The Lord of theContinued...


Half-Blood Prince Error "Old News," Says Bloomsbury

Posted by: Melissa
September 01, 2006, 10:36 AM

British tabloid The Sun recently reported that there had been an error in Half-Blood Prince regarding the number of O.W.L.s Hermione receives compared to the number she sat in book five. Fans had originally spotted the error, but Bloomsbury told Leaky the error is at least a year old, spottedContinued...