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Rare "Philosopher's Stone" on Display

Posted by: Catherine
June 01, 2013, 04:09 AM

As you may recall, a special J.K.Rowling-annotated copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was auctioned off for charity. For those of us longing to see it, the book will be on display. It has become apart of the Bodleian's Exhibition--Magic Books: from the Middle Ages to Middle-Earth. ItContinued...

J.K. Rowling's Personal Annotated "Philosopher's Stone" to be Auctioned for Charity

Posted by: Catherine
May 19, 2013, 04:34 AM

A very rare copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is going to be put up for auction on Tuesday. The auction is to aid the writers' association, English PEN. The auction will sell numerous novels annotated by their authors, including an incredible first editionContinued...

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...

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...

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...

Pottermore Insider Reveals Making of Hufflepuff and Slytherin Crests

Posted by: Stephanie_J
October 27, 2011, 01:09 PM

As a continuation of last week's blog post, the Pottermore Insider is giving fans a look behind-the-scenes at the creation of the four Hogwarts house crests.

Once again, a step-by-step process is outlined, this time for the Slytherin and Hufflepuff crests. The illustrationsContinued...

Pottermore Behind the Scenes: Creating the Ravenclaw and Gryffindor Crests

Posted by: Stephanie_J
October 20, 2011, 08:35 AM

The Pottermore Insider is giving fans a special behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the Hogwarts house crests illustrations used on the site.

In this first blog post, the step-by-step process for the Gryffindor and Ravenclaw crests are detailed showing preliminaryContinued...

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...

Latest Batch of Pottermore Early Access E-mails Sent Out

Posted by: Stephanie_J
August 25, 2011, 10:54 AM

The Pottemore Insider has been updated to say that a new batch of Welcome e-mails for Pottermore beta access were sent out today, August 25th, from 2:45pm BST (9:45am EST).

Welcome e-mails were also sent out yesterday to a lucky few.

You can read Leaky's first thoughts on Pottermore atContinued...

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...

Man Jailed Over Theft of First Edition Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Posted by: Rosi
June 06, 2011, 02:15 PM

BBC News today reports the sentencing of Kevin McGirr, a 40-year-old man who pleaded guilty to charges of stealing a rare first edition copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. McGirr took the book--worth approximately £6,000 or about $9,800 US--fromContinued...

Personalized Hogwarts Acceptance Letter On Sale at WB Shop

Posted by: Stephanie_J
May 06, 2011, 06:22 PM

The WB's Harry Potter Shop is helping us realize our dreams to go to Hogwarts...almost.

A personalized Hogwarts acceptance letter is now on sale in the shop featuring the official Hogwarts crest and signed by Professor Minerva McGonagall, Deputy Headmistress.

Fans also have the chance toContinued...