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Japanese Harry Potter eBooks Now Available in Pottermore Shop

Posted by: Stephanie_J
August 01, 2012, 10:45 AM

The Pottermore Insider has announced that the Harry Potter eBooks are now available to purchase in Japanese.

The Japanese editions of the Harry Potter eBooks are published in EPUB3 format and can be read on any EPUB3 device or reading service, with Japanese font enabled.
Pottermore.comContinued...

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 theContinued...

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: ReadingContinued...

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...

Pottermore Shop Now Open, Harry Potter eBooks and Digital Audio Books Available for First Time

Posted by: Stephanie_J
March 27, 2012, 09:08 AM

The official Pottermore shop was launched this morning, marking the first time that the Harry Potter books are available to buy in an eBook and digital audio book format.

This will be the only place to purchase digital copies of the Harry PotterContinued...

Rare Harry Potter Sketch by UK Illustrator Up for Auction

Posted by: Stephanie_J
October 04, 2011, 01:02 PM

A sketch of Harry Potter with the mythical hippogriff Buckbeak drawn by former Harry Potter illustrator Cliff Wright will be up for auction at the end of the month, the Daily Mail reports.

Mr. Wright was the illustrator of the UK Harry Potter book covers for Sorcerer's Stone through PrisonerContinued...

Rumor: Harry Potter Series to be Bundled with Sony's New E-Reader

Posted by: Stephanie_J
August 16, 2011, 03:09 PM

The Register is reporting that Sony has gained "early electronic rights" to the Harry Potter e-books and that Sony's next generation e-reader, expected to be released in November, will come bundled with the 7 Harry Potter books plus a letter from J.K. Rowling, subscription to PottermoreContinued...

Rowling's Original Handwritten Chamber of Secrets Manuscripts on Display at Book Festival

Posted by: Rosi
September 19, 2010, 01:22 AM

J.K. Rowling's original and signed manuscripts from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets will be on display at the Wigtown Book Festival from today, according to a report in The Scotsman. Framed handwritten pages from the second book, including edited-outContinued...

Harry Potter Novels Make USA Today List of Top Books of the 2000s

Posted by: Edward
December 23, 2009, 11:39 PM

Novels from the Harry Potter series by author J. K. Rowling have been included in six of the ten spots on USA Today's list of the Top Ten Books of the 2000s.  Miss Rowling's novels placed along side the popular Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer and the Dan Brown novel TheContinued...

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 ScholasticContinued...

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,Continued...

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...

Garden Gnome Christmas Tree Topper Contest

Posted by: Edward
December 02, 2008, 01:15 PM

While the gnomes in our muggle gardens may not spring to life, the gnomes at The Burrow surely do and are your starting point for our Garden Gnome Christmas Tree Contest.  In this latest contest, those small creatures with large heads and hard, bony feet from the Harry Potter series are requiredContinued...

First Look: Mary GrandPre Exhibit, Including New Alternate Covers for "Deathly Hallows," "Half-Blood Prince"

Posted by: sue
November 18, 2008, 12:51 PM

As reported previously, an exhibition of works by artist Mary GrandPre has now opened at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art in Iowa, and contains highlights of her work done for the US editions of the Harry Potter book series. Today, thanks to TLC staffer Jeff,Continued...

Evanesco! Harry Potter Books Often Stolen From Libraries in Scotland

Posted by: sue
November 13, 2008, 08:44 AM

Several articles out today, detailing books that are frequently stolen from libraries in Scotland. The Edinburgh Evening News reports that topping the list are books from the Harry Potter series. "New figures reveal JK Rowling's works are not only the country's top sellers,Continued...