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PotterCast 171: This is Halloween

Posted by: Edward
October 31, 2008, 01:02 AM

First, have you checked out and subscribed to PotterCast's new daily vlogs? Second:: As Halloween is now upon us, we have a treat for you in the form of a brand new episode of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast.  Our 171st episode kicks off with Sue's News, which includes Scholastic's interviews with aContinued...

Books

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...

Character Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Molly Weasley!

Posted by: Edward
October 30, 2008, 03:45 PM

The calendar on Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling's website has been updated to mark the October 30th birthday of Molly Weasley.  Please join us in wishing this most wonderful mother an equally wonderful birthday.  Here's to you, Molly!  Cheers!

Books

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Nominated for Independent Bookseller Award

Posted by: sue
October 29, 2008, 02:19 PM

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows has been nominated for the Independent Bookseller Book Prize in the Children's book category. The Times reports the winner of this award, "given to the writer of the book most enjoyed by customers of specialist bookshops acrossContinued...

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...

PotterCast

PotterCast 170.5: Leaky Trailer MiniShow

Posted by: Edward
October 26, 2008, 06:15 PM

As TLC first reported this morning, the International Teaser Trailer for the "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" film made its way online and contains an abundance of new footage from the upcoming sixth film.  The brand new trailer can be seen in our Video Galleries courtesy of TrailerAddict.comContinued...

PotterCast

PotterCast 170: Accio Lunch!

Posted by: Edward
October 23, 2008, 09:50 PM

We have for you tonight the latest episode of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast.  In the 170th edition of the show, we update you on the little redesign Leaky has seen over the past week, as well as bring you the latest news including: Emma's Flare Magazine photo spread, new Harry Potter yarn with sock patterns,Continued...

LeakyLounge

Sorting for "Prisoner of Azkaban" Reading Groups Now Open

Posted by: Edward
October 22, 2008, 03:56 PM

The doors of our very own Lily and Stag Inn are now open once again for sorting into our latest Reading Group discussions.  The third book, "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban," has been chosen to be read in our small, family-like reading groups.  Our Lily and Stag Inn featuresContinued...

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...

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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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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...

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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...

Books

Scholastic Updates with New Interviews from Key Staff on "Bard," "Deathly Hallows," and More

Posted by: sue
October 19, 2008, 01:35 AM

Scholastic, the US publishers of the Harry Potter novels, have updated their website with a host of interviews with key members of the staff responsible for bringing the Harry Potter books to the readers. Contained in the new interviews available here, is confirmationContinued...

Radcliffe Interviews

Dan Radcliffe Talks Epilogue of "Deathly Hallows" Movie and more on Inside Actors Studio

Posted by: Edward
October 16, 2008, 11:53 AM

As readers will remember, a few weeks back we first told you that actor Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) would be a guest on the Bravo channel show "Inside the Actors Studio" for their new season.  The recording of the program took place early last week atContinued...

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