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Bloomsbury to give Potter books a Makeover

Posted by: Catherine
March 21, 2014, 02:29 PM

As reported previously, Scholastic gave the paperback editions of the Harry Potter novels a whole new look. Recently, Bloomsbury has decided to follow suit and apply new cover art to the UK paperback editions of the series. Johnny Duddle will be giving the books new front cover, spine, and back coverContinued...

Artwork for Seventh Harry Potter Book Released

Posted by: brad
July 31, 2013, 06:11 PM

Today on Harry's (and J.K. Rowling's) birthday, Scholastic revealed the final cover from artist Kazu Kibuishi. The unveiling was done at their flagship in New York City, at birthday celebration for the boy who lived. In attendance were Kibuishi, editor Arthur Levine, and Leaky! (If you follow our instagram, you already knew that.)

Here'sContinued...

Character Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Neville Longbottom!

Posted by: Stephanie_J
July 30, 2012, 03:52 PM

Birthday wishes are in order today for Neville Longbottom, who proved himself to be one of the bravest Gryffindors to have ever walked the halls of Hogwarts. Today marks Neville's 32nd birthday. Happy birthday, Neville Longbottom!

J.K. Rowling

Video: J.K. Rowling Reads From "Peter Pan" During Olympic Opening Ceremony

Posted by: Stephanie_J
July 29, 2012, 12:00 PM

As previously reported, author J.K. Rowling played a special role during the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony. As part of a segment celebrating British children's literature, Ms. Rowling read a selection from J.M. Barrie's "Peter Pan."

A video of her appearance at the ceremonyContinued...

Books

Bloomsbury Launches Competition Celebrating 15 Years of Harry Potter

Posted by: Stephanie_J
June 26, 2012, 11:49 AM

Bloomsbury wants to know: are you the biggest Harry Potter fan?

The British publisher of the Harry Potter series is hosting a competition to find the biggest fan in the U.K. and Ireland. Fans will only be able to enter the competition by submitting an entry though participatingContinued...

Books

Scholars Congregate in Scotland to Discuss Literary Merits of Harry Potter Books

Posted by: Stephanie_J
May 17, 2012, 10:50 AM

According to BBC News, a group of more than 60 scholars have congregated at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland to discuss the literary merits of the Harry Potter series over the next two days.

The conference, entitled "A Brand of Fictional Magic: Reading HarryContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling to be Awarded Freedom of the City of London on May 8

Posted by: Stephanie_J
April 26, 2012, 10:00 AM

J.K. Rowling will receive the Freedom of the City of London on Tuesday, May 8 for her services to children's literature, according to a press release from the City of London.

The ceremony will take place at the Mansion House, the official residence of London's Lord Mayor. She willContinued...

Translations

Translated Selections from Harry Potter Novels Released Online

Posted by: Edward
November 29, 2011, 10:55 AM

Researchers at the University of Calgary have complied a one-of-a-kind collection of 70 translations of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" novels and have published selections from those translations online, reports the Vancouver Sun.  Geared to educators, students and Potter-fansContinued...

Exclusives

Winner of Leaky's Harry Potter Books Giveaway

Posted by: Edward
May 17, 2010, 04:05 PM

After receiving hundreds of entries for Leaky's Harry Potter Books Giveaway, which gave readers from around the world the chance to win a complete box set of paperback Harry Potter novels, our contest has closed and the winner has been chosen.


Congratulations to MyLeaky user Hagiz, who was the luckyContinued...

Exclusives

Exclusive: Leaky's Harry Potter Books Giveaway

Posted by: Edward
May 06, 2010, 07:00 PM

Leaky is excited to offer its readers the opportunity to be the lucky winner of a Box Set of the US edition Harry Potter novels in paperback as part of Scholastic's Real Magic of Harry Potter campaign.  In partnership with Scholastic, this giveaway is open to readers 13 orContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Scholastic Releases Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Paperback Today!

Posted by: sue
July 07, 2009, 12:02 PM

Just in time for all those summer holidays and vacations, the paperback edition of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is now available here in the US. Released today by Scholastic, the US publishers of the Harry Potter novels, you can now find the paperback edition of theContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Scholastic Store in NYC to Host Deathly Hallows Paperback Release Party

Posted by: sue
July 04, 2009, 04:13 PM

As readers will recall on Tuesday, July 7th, Scholastic, the US publishers of the Harry Potter series, will at long last release a paperback edition of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. As part of the event, the main Scholastic Store in Soho, New York City will be the siteContinued...

Books

Scholastic Updates with New Harry Potter Through the Years Poster, Sorting Hat Quiz

Posted by: sue
June 01, 2009, 10:35 PM

Scholastic, the US publishers of the Harry Potter novels, have updated their website with a lovely new poster called "Celebrating Harry Through the Years." The poster, available for download via this link (PDF), features a montage of artwork by Mary GrandPre as wellContinued...

Books

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...

Books

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...