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Harry Potter and the Philosophers / Sorcerers Stone

Stolen First Edition of Philosopher's Stone Found in a Plastic Carrier Bag

Posted by: Rosi
November 18, 2010, 01:42 PM

The BBC today reports the recovery in Abingdon of a limited first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, which was stolen from an Oxfordshire art gallery. The copy is valued at almost £6,000 and was stolen from Woodstock's Creative Art Gallery on the 30thContinued...

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Reading Group Sorting Now Open

Posted by: Edward
July 27, 2010, 03:00 PM

Sorting is now open for the reading group discussion of the book that started it all: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.  Located in the Lily and Stag Inn section of our Leaky Lounge forums, the reading groups offer Lounge members the opportunity to come togetherContinued...

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Harry Potter Novels Make USA Today List of Top Books of the 2000s

Posted by: Edward
December 23, 2009, 11:39 PM

Novels from the Harry Potter series by author J. K. Rowling have been included in six of the ten spots on USA Today's list of the Top Ten Books of the 2000s.  Miss Rowling's novels placed along side the popular Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer and the Dan Brown novel TheContinued...

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Scholastic and a Decade of Harry Potter

Posted by: sue
December 15, 2009, 12:19 PM

As the year draws to an end, Scholastic, US publishers of the Harry Potter novels, have a reminder for us today of the remarkable decade that was, and the amazing impact of the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. The sales figures are staggering, but as publisher Arthur A. Levine and VP of Scholastic remindsContinued...

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Cast Signed Half-Blood Prince Book, Uncorrected Proofs and Signed First Edition Harry Potter Novels Due for Auction

Posted by: sue
November 24, 2009, 04:55 PM

Next month, there will be a very large auction for a number of rare and valuable collection of children's literature including several Harry Potter novels by author J.K. Rowling. With the auction to take place on December 16th, itemsContinued...

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Followup: First Editon Copy of Harry Potter and Sorcerer's Stone Sells at Record Price

Posted by: sue
March 10, 2009, 06:58 AM

A quick followup this morning regarding this story from last month involving an auction of a rare First Edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Scores of you owled to let us know the auction was completed, with the book selling for a record $19,120.Continued...

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Harry Potter Books at Auction: First Edition Philosopher's Stone Selling at Record Prices

Posted by: sue
February 27, 2009, 09:33 AM

Several pieces of news today regarding Harry Potter books up for auction. First thanks to Heritage Auction for letting us know about a first edition Bloomsbury copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Sorcerer's Stone) they have for auction. HeritageContinued...

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Scholastic to Release New Box Set of Harry Potter Paperbacks

Posted by: sue
February 13, 2009, 09:07 AM

Scholastic, the US publishers of the Harry Potter novels, will be releasing a new box set of the series this summer. This new collection, which you can see here in our galleries, is available for pre-order via Barnes and Noble, as well as Walmart.  Included in the collection areContinued...

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Cafe and Restaurant where JK Rowling Wrote Harry Potter Novels Now for Sale

Posted by: sue
January 27, 2009, 07:42 PM

A cafe and restaurant in Edinburgh, Scotland where J.K. Rowling famously wrote portions of the Harry Potter novels is up for sale again. The Scotsman reports the former Nicolson's Cafe, which was sold several years ago and is now the site of the Buffet King Chinese restaurant, isContinued...

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First Look: Mary GrandPre Exhibit, Including New Alternate Covers for "Deathly Hallows," "Half-Blood Prince"

Posted by: sue
November 18, 2008, 12:51 PM

As reported previously, an exhibition of works by artist Mary GrandPre has now opened at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art in Iowa, and contains highlights of her work done for the US editions of the Harry Potter book series. Today, thanks to TLC staffer Jeff,Continued...

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Harry Potter, a Top USA Today Best Seller Over Last 15 Years

Posted by: sue
October 30, 2008, 05:16 PM

USA Today is marking 15 years of their Best Selling Books List, and the Harry Potter novels by J.K. Rowling hold seven of the top nine spots. With Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone coming in at number one, two other books (Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution, and The Da Vinci Code) outsoldContinued...

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Marketing Professor: Only Hufflepuffs Totally Loyal to Harry

Posted by: sue
October 20, 2008, 04:33 PM

The Telegraph is reporting tonight that a professor in the UK has done a study on readers of the Harry Potter novels, with the findings apparently revealing there are four distinct type of readers. According to the report, Professor Stephen Brown of the Ulster Business School says theContinued...

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Dumbledore's Thick Woolen Socks

Posted by: sue
October 12, 2008, 05:26 AM

Readers will recall back in May we first learned of new Half-Blood Prince promo images on a new product, Harry Potter wool from the Opal Sock Yarn company. Opal has now updated their site with images of finished knitted socks made with this new Harry Potter yarn (also available here in our galleries.) This editorContinued...

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UK Harry Potter Audio Book Ad Campaigns and Photos Now Online

Posted by: sue
October 03, 2008, 02:56 AM

Hoop Associates, a company based in the UK, has posted online a host of behind the scenes marketing and photo shoots used in the marketing of the Harry Potter audio books. At this link, you can see many new rare behind the scenes photos of Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, along with narratorContinued...

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New Cover Art for Scholastic's "Sorcerer's Stone" Paperback

Posted by: sue
September 30, 2008, 01:17 AM

Scholastic, the US publishers of the Harry Potter novels, have released some new artwork for the paperback of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Thanks to TLC reader Beth, we can now see a scan of the new cover art that shows Hagrid, Ollivander and Harry. This paperback editionContinued...