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US Borders Stores to Hold "Beedle the Bard" Release Parties December 4

Posted by: sue
December 02, 2008, 06:40 PM

Previously we told you there were to be release parties in the UK for the release of The Tales of Beedle the Bard along with a possible shopping event here at some stores in the US. Borders has now issued a press release stating they will be holding special evening parties on DecemberContinued...

Charity

Live Meeting of Dumbledore's Army Tonight

Posted by: Melissa
December 02, 2008, 05:09 PM

Tonight at 8:30 p.m. EST, there will be a real-world meeting of Dumbledore's Army courtesy of the HP Alliance. As STANDFast (where we give up one luxury item for the day and donate that money to help people in Darfur and Burma) is tomorrow, we're getting together tonight to talk about the issues and haveContinued...

Isaacs

Charity Auction for Jason Isaacs Malfoy Manor Photo Now Underway

Posted by: sue
November 29, 2008, 08:52 PM

There is a new charity auction underway tonight, for an autographed photo of actor Jason Isaacs. The auction is for a photo taken of the actor in his role in the Harry Potter films as Lucius Malfoy, showing the actor lounging at Malfoy Manor in high style, sitting by the fireContinued...

Books

Tales of Beedle the Bard Pre-Orders "Shipping Soon"

Posted by: sue
November 29, 2008, 07:23 PM

With just four days left until the release of the new book by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, fans (including this editor) who have pre-ordered their copies of The Tales of Beedle the Bard have started seeing their order status set to "shipping soon" or "dispatching soon." Very exciting businessContinued...

Contests

UK Amazon Contest for Ten Signed Copies of "Beedle the Bard" Collector's Edition

Posted by: sue
November 23, 2008, 08:38 AM

Another contest has now opened to win a signed Collector's Edition copy of The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling, this one from Amazon Great Britain. Residents of the UK who pre-order, or already have pre-ordered, the special Collector's Edition of the new bookContinued...

Books

Amazon Contest For Possible Chance to Buy Half-Price Collector's Editon of "Beedle the Bard"

Posted by: sue
November 22, 2008, 10:40 AM

Amazon.com has launched a new contest for consumers to vote for special items they would like to purchase at a highly discounted price this holiday shopping season. According to this press release, among the items possibly being included in this specialContinued...

Books

New Contest for UK residents to Win a Trip to the Beedle the Bard Release Party with JK Rowling

Posted by: sue
November 19, 2008, 07:57 PM

The Sun has now launched a new contest for readers in the UK to win a chance to attend the special The Tales of Beedle the Bard release party held by J.K. Rowling next month in Edinburgh, Scotland. According to the paper, children aged between 8 –Continued...

Books

Borders in London to Hold Midnight Release Party for "Beedle the Bard," Waterstone's Planning Day Release Events

Posted by: sue
November 10, 2008, 04:43 PM

TLC has received word of what we believe is the first midnight release parties being planned for The Tales of Beedle the Bard. Thanks to TLC reader David  we now know of two parties being held at book stores in the UK. Borders at Charing CrossContinued...

Books

JKRowling.com Updated with News on "Beedle the Bard" Launch

Posted by: sue
October 28, 2008, 08:26 AM

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has updated her website this morning with a news entry on the launch of The Tales of Beedle the Bard. Jo writes of the special tea party which will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland December 4, reminding us of the various contests being held to attendContinued...

Books

"The Tales of Beedle the Bard" to be Published in Braille, 23 Foreign Language editions

Posted by: sue
October 22, 2008, 01:05 PM

A quick update today regarding the upcoming publication of the new book from J.K. Rowling. As noted by the Bookseller and now seen on the Children's High Level website, a press release indicates that The Tales of Beedle the Bard will be published in Braille "producedContinued...

Books

Original "Beedle the Bard" On Display Here in New York City in December

Posted by: sue
October 20, 2008, 10:24 AM

With the news of a special party in Scotland for the release of The Tales of Beedle the Bard, and the contests to win a trip to this event, comes word  now that one of the seven original handwritten copies of the book will be on display to the public here in New York CityContinued...

Books

Scholastic Announces Children's Essay Contest to Win Trip to "Beedle the Bard" Release Party

Posted by: sue
October 20, 2008, 10:12 AM

As a follow to what we first reported below, Scholastic, the US publishers of the Harry Potter novels, have now formally announced a Children's Essay Contest to win a trip to Scotland for the release of  The Tales of Beedle the Bard. This contest, openContinued...

Books

J.K. Rowling to Host Party in Scotland for Release of "Beedle the Bard"

Posted by: sue
October 20, 2008, 07:43 AM

The Scotsman is reporting today that Harry Potter author will be holding a tea party at the National Library of Scotland for the release of The Tales of Beedle the Bard. This special book, proceeds to benefit the Children's High Level Group charity, will be released on DecemberContinued...

Charity

Bidding Open for Book Aid Auction

Posted by: sue
October 13, 2008, 04:10 PM

As we reported previously, actors Alan Rickman (Snape) and Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid) have donated inscribed books for a new charity auction being held to help those in need in sub-Saharan Africa. Bidding for the Book Aid International "Books Change Lives" auction has now opened via Ebay which runs now until OctoberContinued...

Charity

Robbie Coltrane, Alan Rickman Contribute to New Book Aid International Auction

Posted by: sue
October 09, 2008, 02:46 PM

Contributions from two actors in the Harry Potter film series will be part of a new charity auction from Book Aid International. The “Book Change Lives” auction will begin next week, with proceeds to benefit Book Aid International’s work in sub-SaharanContinued...