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Second New Cover for "Fantastic Beasts" Box Set

Posted by: sue
October 11, 2006, 09:44 AM

Last month we told you that there was a new cover on the box set of Harry's School Books, and now a second new piece of artwork for the set has emerged online. This artwork from Mary GrandPre, which you can see here in our galleries, shows a...troll :) This special box set contains Harry'sContinued...

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New JKR Info to be Released in Special Edition Paperback in December from Bloomsbury

Posted by: sue
September 12, 2006, 11:44 AM

Bloomsbury, the UK publishers of the Harry Potter series, has announced that they will issue a special edition paperback of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in December, featuring a new introduction by author Alexander McCall Smith. This special paperbackContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Two Fans Tell Story of Meeting with J.K.Rowling

Posted by: sue
August 13, 2006, 12:34 PM

There are new stories in the press about two lucky fans who got to ask author J.K. Rowling some questions while she was in New York for the "Harry, Carrie, and Garp" charity readings at Radio City Music Hall.
The first story involves young Kyle Searcy of Destin, Florida who spent almostContinued...

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JKR Readings to Debut Online Tomorrow

Posted by: Melissa
August 09, 2006, 03:58 PM

Scholastic has just announced that starting tomorrow, for only two days, MSN will stream "An Evening With Harry, Carrie and Garp" for free at video.msn.com. Starting Saturday, highlights will be available on demand, through the end of August.
For more information, pictures, reports, transcripts, andContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Released in US in Paperback

Posted by: Melissa
July 25, 2006, 05:18 AM

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was released in paperback today in the United States; you can order your copy here from Barnes & Noble or here from Amazon if you like! And if you're in the Las Vegas area, remember to come celebrate with the "Harry Potter ExpertsContinued...

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Scholastic Harry Potter Experts Podcasts Coming Wednesday

Posted by: sue
July 24, 2006, 11:39 PM

Scholastic has now updated their website to offer subscriptions to the Harry Potter Experts Tour Podcast. These podcasts are part of the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in paperback on Tuesday, and feature our own Melissa Anelli, Emerson Spartz from MuggleNet, and CherylContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

USA Today Talks HBP Paperback, Book Seven

Posted by: sue
July 24, 2006, 11:10 PM

USA Today has a new article about the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in paperback, which comes out tomorrow. In addition to the anticipation by booksellers of brisk sales of the book ("It is going to be crazy," says one seller), the paper also mentions the Scholastic sponsoredContinued...

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Chicago Tribune on Official Harry Potter Tour: "Best book club discussion ever"

Posted by: Melissa
July 24, 2006, 02:00 PM

The Tempo section of today's Chicago Tribune features a short piece on the official Harry Potter tour event that took place in Naperville last Thursday, calling it the "best book club discussion ever." You can see a scan here in our gallery - thanks Lilah!Continued...

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Pics from the Official Scholastic Harry Potter Discussion Tour

Posted by: Melissa
July 22, 2006, 10:53 PM

Thanks to readers Katie and others, we have our first batch of pics up from our official Harry Potter discussion tour, in which Cheryl Klein (editor at Arthur A. Levine Books, American publishers of Harry Potter), Emerson Spartz (of MuggleNet.com) and I visit bookstores in three citiesContinued...

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Official Scholastic Podcast and Tour Info

Posted by: Melissa
July 19, 2006, 10:37 AM

A lot of you have been emailing asking when Cheryl Klein of Scholastic, and Emerson Spartz of MuggleNet and I will be in which cities talking about the books. The schedule is as follows (and is now in a sidebar link on Leaky). We hope you come out!
July 20, 7 p.m.
Naperville, IL

Anderson's Bookshop
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Scholastic Begins Twenty Day Countdown to HBP Paperback

Posted by: sue
July 06, 2006, 04:15 PM

Scholastic, the US publishers of the Harry Potter books, has now launched their twenty day countdown to the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in paperback. Each day until July 25, there will be a new question about the books; the first one here. Then, the last question willContinued...

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Another Press Mention of Possible Book Seven in 07

Posted by: sue
June 29, 2006, 11:53 AM

Today there was another mention of a possible Book Seven release date coming in 2007. Bloomsbury, the UK publishers of the Harry Potter books, issued an early statement about the outlook of the company ahead of their annual stockholder meeting today, and wire reports are again including mentionsContinued...

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Scholastic.com Updates with Book Five Downloads

Posted by: sue
May 26, 2006, 09:35 AM

Scholastic.com has updated their Harry Potter website with new downloads for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix which include wallpaper and a printable poster. Also the winners for the contest leading up to the release of HBP in paperback are now on the site. Harry Potter and the Half-BloodContinued...

Cover Art

Cover Art to Half-Blood Prince Paperback

Posted by: sue
April 25, 2006, 09:55 AM

Scholastic has released the cover art for the paperback edition of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince which you can see in our galleries, here. Looking very similar to the original, Half-Blood Prince will be released in paperback here in the US on July 25; the UK paperback from Bloomsbury is dueContinued...

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Bloomsbury Set to Launch Special Harry Potter Box-Set, New Audio Series

Posted by: sue
April 04, 2006, 08:11 PM

In addition to the earlier news about their profits from the Harry Potter books, UK Publisher Bloomsbury also revealed some upcoming plans for the next five years related to the series. The AP reports that :

"The date for the seventh and final book has not yet beenContinued...