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Harry Potter and the A-Levels

Posted by: sue
April 27, 2008, 12:04 AM

The Daily Mail is reporting tonight that Harry Potter is now required reading for A-level students in the UK. The paper says that Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s (Sorcerer’s) Stone is one of the books students will be tested on in exams given by the Assessment and Qualifications Alliance (AQA), theContinued...

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Scholastic Special Edition Wizard Challenges

Posted by: sue
April 04, 2008, 12:52 AM

Thinking caps and mouses at the ready everyone! Scholastic has updated their Harry Potter site with the latest in their special series of Wizard Challenge quizzes. The newest edition, “Humoring Harry,” features questions our favorite pranksters, Gred and Forge would appreciate. In case youContinued...

JKR Interviews

JKR: Snape and Dumbledore Two of the Most Important Characters in "Deathly Hallows"

Posted by: sue
April 03, 2008, 03:10 PM

Back in February, we told you Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling was a guest at the James Joyce Awards in Dublin, Ireland. Thanks to La Gazetter du Sorcier there is a new report online containing a many of her remarks at this event. Answering a range of questions, JoContinued...

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Auction of Potter Books Fetch Over 36,000 Pounds for Christie's

Posted by: Edward
March 19, 2008, 06:21 PM

Christie’s International in London, England sold a number of Harry Potter novels at auction today, including a number rare or signed editions. Bloomberg is reporting, the complete lot of 20 books pulled in a total of 36,560 pounds ($72,565) with fees for the auction house. AccordingContinued...

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553 First Edition Harry Potter Books Up for Auction

Posted by: sue
February 17, 2008, 11:53 PM

While many Harry Potter fans have several copies of the beloved books in various forms and languages, one fan is selling his rather impressive collection: all 553 first edition copies in 63 languages to be exact. The Times reports tonight that a 33 year old Harry Potter fan who began collectingContinued...

JKR Interviews

Updated: JKR Discusses the Role of Death in the Series, Religion, the US Presidential Election and More in New Interview (Complete Translation Now Online)

Posted by: Edward
February 09, 2008, 06:43 PM

Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling has given a new interview to Spanish language newspaper El Pais in which she openly discusses many subjects including her series, inspirations, real-life heroes, and even the upcoming United States Presidential election. ThanksContinued...

Cover Art

Limited Editions of Harry Potter Cover Art by Mary GrandPre Now Available

Posted by: sue
January 21, 2008, 11:40 PM

The cover art for the US editions of the Harry Potter novels will soon be available to purchase from Art Insights. Limited signed editions of the cover art by Mary GrandPre will be available, starting with the release of the first three covers (Sorcerer's Stone, ChamberContinued...

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10 Years in Harry Potter: A Video Retrospective By LeakyNews.com

Posted by: Melissa
January 01, 2008, 12:20 AM

Leaky video editor JP has put together a fantastic retrospective today as we close out this remarkable year, this tenth year of Potter. You can view it at the YouTube viewer below, or by using the download link to save it to your own computer. It will also shortly become availableContinued...

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AbeBooks Names JKR Bestselling Author; "Deathly Hallows" Among Bestselling Books of 2007

Posted by: Edward
December 28, 2007, 01:28 AM

Abe Books, who sell rare and used books throughout the world, have released their annual lists tracking the bestselling and most expensive books sold through their site. In three major categories, the Harry Potter novels, as well as their author, rank amongContinued...

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Rare First Edition of "Philosopher's Stone" Sells at Auction

Posted by: Edward
October 25, 2007, 09:05 PM

Christie’s Auction House in London, England recently put up a rare signed, first edition copy of “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” for auction, which today sold for a staggering £19,700 ($40,420). The BBC reports, experts had estimated the value of thisContinued...

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Complete Set of Signed Harry Potter Books Up for Charity Auction

Posted by: sue
September 17, 2007, 02:59 PM

We have a couple pieces of news today relating to Harry Potter books that are being auctioned off in charitable efforts.

The first is a rare complete set of books signed by author J.K. Rowling are to be auctioned off on Ebay starting at midnight September 24, with proceeds to benefitContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" Fan Favorite in New Poll

Posted by: sue
September 03, 2007, 01:51 PM

The last may well be the best, as results of a new new poll indicate the final book in the Harry Potter series is the favorite among readers. With over 45,000 people selecting their favorite Harry Potter novel in a poll sponsored by MSN, book seven, Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsContinued...

JKR Interviews

JKR Gives Original Last Line Containing the Word "Scar" and More In Part Two of "Today Show" Interview

Posted by: sue
July 27, 2007, 02:53 PM

The second part of a new interview with author J.K. Rowling was broadcast this morning on NBC’s the “Today Show.” In this installment, Jo is reflective on how her life has changed with the success of the novels, answering what she wouldContinued...

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"Entertainment Weekly" Special Issue on Harry Potter

Posted by: sue
July 27, 2007, 12:46 PM

Image format: “Entertainment Weekly” magazine now has a brand new special issue on the world of Harry Potter. Featuring some 36 pages on the beloved magical world created by author J.K. Rowling, this collector’s issue features a photo of a young Harry Potter lookalike sittingContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Video of Jim Dale Reading at New York "Deathly Hallows" Release Party

Posted by: sue
July 24, 2007, 08:01 PM

Barnes and Noble have updated their website with footage from their Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows release party held in New York City, which featured US Harry Potter audio book narrator Jim Dale as a guest. The video on the book seller’s website includes a lengthlyContinued...