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Amazon UK: Harry Potter on Top Selling Lists of the Decade

Posted by: sue
December 16, 2009, 11:51 AM

Sales of Harry Potter items are in the news as UK Amazon has released several lists today of top sellers over the past decade. The Telegraph reports that in the Top Selling DVDs and Blu-rays of the decade for the online retailer, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was number sixContinued...


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...

J.K. Rowling

The Times: J.K. Rowling a Top Person of the Decade

Posted by: sue
December 13, 2009, 09:40 AM

The Times newspaper has an article now online listing what they call the "Top 50 People of the Decade." Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is among those listed in the top ten (US President Barack Obama holds the number one spot). You can now see a high res scan here. Of our favorite author, the newspaperContinued...


Harry Potter Films Named Favorite Children's Adaption by UK Poll

Posted by: Edward
December 10, 2009, 09:49 PM

The Harry Potter series has been voted Favorite Cinematic Adaptation of Children's Literature by a recent LOVEFiLM poll.  The Telegraph reports tonight that the Harry Potter series came in first place with twenty-five percent of the 1,500 plus respondents saying the book seriesContinued...


Harry Potter Novels by JK Rowling on Multiple Best of Decade Lists

Posted by: sue
December 05, 2009, 09:58 AM

As we near the end of 2009, many publications and websites are releasing their "best of the decade" lists, many which include the Harry Potter novels by J.K. Rowling.

First Bookseller points out that our favorite author is the biggest selling author of the decade, saying "J K Rowling unsurprisinglyContinued...


JKR Signed Deluxe Book with New Sketch of Harry Potter by Mary GrandPre Part of Charity Auction

Posted by: sue
November 25, 2009, 04:55 PM

A young man in Florida is efforting to help the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and his local Sarasota Habitat for Humanity with a new auction of a special Harry Potter book. Author J.K. Rowling contributed a signed book plate for a special DeluxeContinued...


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...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Top Book of the Decade

Posted by: sue
November 23, 2009, 04:30 PM

UK newspaper The Telegraph has compiled a series of lists of things that defined this decade. One such list involves the top 100 books, with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling taking the number one spot. Quotage:

"If you don’t know what a Muggle is by now, you’re eitherContinued...


Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Reading Group Sorting Now Open

Posted by: Edward
November 20, 2009, 10:35 PM

Sorting for the reading of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in our Lily and Stag Inn Reading Group forums has been opened over on the Leaky Lounge.  Our Reading Groups offer Lounge members an intimate environment in which in-depth discussions about the Harry Potters novels takeContinued...

Harry, A History

"Harry, A History" Discussion Tomorrow in Fairfax, Virginia

Harry, A History
Posted by: sue
October 22, 2009, 12:26 PM

Calling Harry Potter fans in the DC area! There will be a discussion about the phenomenal world of Harry Potter and the series by J.K. Rowling tomorrow in Fairfax, Virginia. Featuring TLC's own Melissa Anelli, author of "Harry, A History," the event will take place at 7:00pm (Eastern) tomorrowContinued...


Follow Up: Science of Harry Potter's World Display Now a Traveling Exhibition

Posted by: sue
October 20, 2009, 09:25 AM

Back in 2008, TLC first told you of a special Harry Potter display, called Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine which "explores Harry Potter’s world, its roots in Renaissance science, and the ethical questions that affected not only the wizardsContinued...

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J.K. Rowling to Receive First Hans Christian Andersen Award

Posted by: sue
October 06, 2009, 10:16 AM

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has been selected to receive the very first Hans Christian Anderson Literature Prize next year in Odense, Denmark. Given in honor of the prolific author of classic fairy tales such as The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor's New Clothes, The Ugly DucklingContinued...


Report from Harry Potter Translator Conference in France

Posted by: sue
September 15, 2009, 08:54 AM

Last week we told you about a special gathering of translators for the Harry Potter novels due to take place in France as part of the UNESCO International Literacy day celebration. Today, there is a marvelous audio report online from the conference that includes interviews with professorsContinued...

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Attorney for JK Rowling Says Scottish Book is Something to be Completed "Sometime in the Future"

Posted by: sue
September 13, 2009, 09:11 AM

Last week we heard from author Ian Rankin who gave an update of sorts regarding the long awaited Scottish book or Harry Potter encyclopedia from J.K. Rowling. As noted before, Mr. Rankin said the last time he saw his neighbor and friend, Jo was "wasContinued...


President Obama Includes Harry Potter Story in Education Speech

Posted by: Melissa
September 07, 2009, 10:12 PM

Tomorrow President Barack Obama will address the nation as it goes back to school; the pre-released text of his speech (which you can read here) includes remarks on the beginnings of Harry Potter as proof that not all great ideas or ventures are accepted as such to start:

But the truthContinued...

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