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Marked Up Book on the Block for FirstBook

Posted by: Melissa
February 01, 2009, 01:46 AM

LeaveAMarkAuctions is currently auctioning off a copy of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone that has been marked up in the margins, primarily by Paul DeGeorge of Harry and the Potters. Paul provides color commentary, sketches and other ... additional detail ... throughout the book. Joe DeGeorge chimes in and ourContinued...


Emma Watson Designs Dinner Plate for Charity Auction

Posted by: sue
January 20, 2009, 01:39 PM

Actress Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) has designed a dinner plate to be part of a special charity auction. Along with celebrities such as Hugh Dancy, Andy Serkis and Claire Danes, Emma created designer dinner plates that will be sold at auction to aid the Blue Peter Mission Nutrition campaign.Continued...


Rupert Grint and Tom Felton Attend Great Ormond Street Hospital Christmas Party

Posted by: sue
December 17, 2008, 09:46 AM

Two actors from the Harry Potter films brought a bit of holiday cheer to some ill children recently, as Rupert Grint  (Ron Weasley) and Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) were guests at the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Christmas Party. You can see photosContinued...


JK Rowling Comments on Success of "The Tales of Beedle the Bard" Sales for Charity

Posted by: sue
December 17, 2008, 08:23 AM

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has made some new comments in the wake of the release of The Tales of Beedle the Bard. The new book, which was released on December 4 with all proceeds to benefit the Children's High Level group charity, raced to the top of the bestContinued...

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Jingle Spells 2 Now on iTunes and Amazon!

Posted by: Melissa
December 16, 2008, 04:13 PM

Jingle Spells 2 - which is ALMOST SOLD OUT in hard copies - is now on iTunes and on Amazon.com! Only the hard copies (which you can order here) will have Frak's artwork inside the booklet, but if you have been waiting for the digital version, you need wait no longer. It's here! Enjoy it on iTunes, or downloadContinued...


Video of Dan Radcliffe at Gypsy of the Year Broadway Charity Event Online

Posted by: Edward
December 14, 2008, 07:14 PM

As TLC reported late last week, actor Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) was among the many Broadway actors to take part in the 20th Annual Gypsy of the Year Event, benefiting the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Charity.  Video of from the event is now online and featuresContinued...


Beedle the Bard Becomes UK Fastest-Selling Book of Year

Posted by: sue
December 09, 2008, 04:36 PM

The Tales of Beedle the Bard have become the fastest-selling book of the year in UK. The Bookseller is reporting the new book by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling " shot straight to the top of the bestseller charts with sales of 368,000 copies in three days." The article noted that BeedleContinued...


Reminder: Beedle Party Tonight in NYC!

Posted by: Melissa
December 05, 2008, 10:28 AM

Quick reminder: We hope to see you tonight at our live PotterCast, in celebration of The Tales of Beedle the Bard. It is at:

Books of Wonder
18 W. 18th Street, NYC
6pm to 8pm

This will be our first live audience discussion of The Tales of Beedle the Bard. Cheryl Klein, continuity editor of the Harry PotterContinued...


JKR at Beedle Release: Locations in Harry Potter Book Not Based on Real Places

Posted by: sue
December 05, 2008, 08:18 AM

We have a couple more details (thanks to an email from an attendee) on topics discussed by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling yesterday at the release party for The Tales of Beedle the Bard. In response to a question at the event yesterday in Edinburgh, Scotland, Jo saidContinued...


Report and Photos from JK Rowling's Beedle the Bard Release Party in Scotland

Posted by: sue
December 04, 2008, 03:56 PM

The first images and reports from the special party held in Edinburgh, Scotland by author J.K. Rowling for the release of The Tales of Beedle the Bard are now online. You can see early images here via Getty, while Reuters has some details from a question and answer sessionContinued...


Friday NYC Beedle Party Details: Cheryl Klein, Grandpre Artwork, Giveaway, and More!

Posted by: Melissa
December 04, 2008, 10:56 AM

We have more details for you about Friday's live PotterCast, the first live discussion of The Tales of Beedle the Bard, the latest Harry Potter-related book. It is at 6-8 p.m. at Books of Wonder in NYC.

We are happy to announce that Cheryl Klein, continuity editor ofContinued...


New Interview with JK Rowling's First Editor Barry Cunningham

Posted by: sue
December 03, 2008, 11:21 PM

A second handwritten copy of The Tales of Beedle the Bard was unveiled today in Edinburgh, Scotland, this belonging to J.K. Rowling's first editor Barry Cunningham. This copy will be on display at the National Library of Scotland, site of a launch day tea party event being held tomorrow.Continued...

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Wrapup Video from Today's Beedle Event

Posted by: Melissa
December 03, 2008, 10:39 PM

In our video galleries, and embedded below, is a short wrapup of the conference and events at today's Beedle the Bard unveiling at the New York Public Library, featuring a very invested and enthusiastic Arthur Levine (co-editor of the HP books).

That embedded video comes from our PotterCast YouTube channelContinued...

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Video from NYPL Beedle Unveiling

Posted by: Melissa
December 03, 2008, 03:16 PM

Footage from this morning's event at the New York Public Library, unveiling Arthur Levine's copy of The Tales of Beedle the Bard, as well as video of the book itself, is now available in our video galleries (thanks to our speedy staff)! More will be added soon.

The book, close up.

Arthur Levine's speech



STANDing Fast with Jingle Spells

Posted by: Melissa
December 03, 2008, 12:34 PM

Today is STANDFast, the day where people around the world, and many of us within the Harry Potter fandom, are giving up small luxuries in order to donate to help protect the women of Darfur and villagers of Burma. It takes three dollars to protect a woman for a month and five to protect an entire family in EasternContinued...