Archive for the ‘Paperbacks’ Category

UPDATED: First editions of “Philosopher’s Stone” found in skip go up for auction

May 08, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Bloomsbury, Books, Harry Potter and the Philosophers / Sorcerers Stone, News, Paperbacks, Sales

UPDATE: The auction took place on 21 May. The hardback sold for £33,000 and the paperbacks for  £3,400 and £3,000. Remember, there were only 500 hardback first editions, which makes them quite rare and valuable. Hansons Auctioneers refers to them as “the Holy Grail” for collectors. According to this BBC article, the seller said, “To say I’m …read more!

EXCLUSIVE interview with “The Wand Collection” author Monique Peterson

Apr 15, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Books, Books - Release Dates, Contests, Exclusives, Films, Interviews, Paperbacks, Props-Sets

We recently had the pleasure of informing our readers that Harry Potter: The Wand Collection will be released in paperback by Insight Editions on May 12, 2020. (Follow this link to enter our contest to win yourself a free copy!) The Wand Collection‘s dramatic black pages feature photographs of each character’s wand and behind-the-scenes info on wand design, battle …read more!

Beautiful Thai ‘Harry Potter’ 20th Anniversary Edition Covers Revealed!

Apr 06, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Art, Books, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Philosophers / Sorcerers Stone, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, News, Paperbacks, Publishers, Translations

New 20th Anniversary cover editions are now available to preorder via Nanmeebooks. These Thai editions are absolutely glorious, so we wanted to show them off! The covers are incredibly detailed. With cover artwork by artist Apolar, who said this is “a dream come true” via their Facebook page. Preorder via Thai booksellers Nanmeebooks at this link early to get …read more!

“Harry Potter: The Wand Collection” coming in paperback—Enter to win a copy here!

Mar 30, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Books, Contests, Fun, Fun - Contests, News, Paperbacks, Props-Sets

The Muggle world is on a nearly global lock-down in an effort to stop the spread of a novel coronavirus. The global economy is grinding to a halt, with longterm consequences for employment, education, politics, healthcare, demographics, and the looming fear of a recession. A record 3.3 million people filed for unemployment in the U.S. …read more!

First Look at Beauxbatons and Durmstrang in Illustrated Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Sep 10, 2019

Posted by: Gianfranco Lentini

Bloomsbury, Books, Companion Books, Exclusives, Fantastic Beasts, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Info, Jim Kay, News, Paperbacks, Products, Publishers, Quidditch Through the Ages, Scholastic, Tales of Beedle the Bard

Making quite the entrance, as ever, first looks at Jim Kay’s illustrations of the arrival of Beauxbatons Academy of Magic and Durmstrang Institute were tweeted this week by Pottermore and Harry Potter Film. Set to appear in the illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, hitting shelves Oct. 8, the eagerly-awaited book is available …read more!

Scholastic Reveals ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ Behind-The-Scenes Book!

Jul 18, 2019

Posted by: Becki Osborne

Books, Books - Release Dates, Broadway, Conventions, Crew Interviews, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, John Tiffany, News, Paperbacks, Potter News, Products, Publishers, Scholastic, Theater, Titles, West End

Scholastic has revealed the cover art for upcoming book, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: The Journey: Behind the Scenes of the Award- Winning Stage Production. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has been an award winning, record-breaking, production since it’s premier in London’s Palace Theatre on 30th July 2016. Written by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack …read more!

“Lethal White” available in paperback soon, pre-order now

Apr 07, 2019

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Books - Release Dates, Cormoran Strike series/Robert Galbraith, Lethal White, News, Paperbacks

If you’re a fan of J.K. Rowling’s murder mystery series featuring detective Cormoran Strike and his partner Robin Ellacott, which Rowling writes under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, you probably read Lethal White, the latest novel in the series, as soon as it came out in hardcover last September.  But if you haven’t read it yet (we recommend …read more!

A Guide to Recent & Upcoming ‘Harry Potter’ & ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Publications

Jul 06, 2018

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Art, Bloomsbury, Books, Books - Release Dates, Celebration of Harry Potter, Companion Books, Cover Art, Cover Artists, Exclusives, Harry Potter and the Philosophers / Sorcerers Stone, MinaLima, Movie Art, News, Paperbacks, Publishers, Scholastic, Tales of Beedle the Bard, Titles

From the upcoming Crimes of Grindelwald original screenplay to the updated and revised Page to Screen and Film Wizardry volumes, there are huge amounts of Wizarding World texts releasing this year. Alongside an interactive Honeydukes “scratch and sniff” book, pop-up 3D guides to Hogwarts and the Forbidden Forest, scratch-art books and books teaching how to cast spells, also included in this …read more!

Bloomsbury Celebrates ‘Chamber of Secrets’ 20th Anniversary with House Champion Contest!

Jun 05, 2018

Posted by: Ashley Kurtz

Bloomsbury, Books, Contests, Fans, Fun, Fun - Contests, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Misc, Paperbacks, Publishers

Bloomsbury Publishing posted on their Instagram about their House Champion contest, calling fans to celebrate the greatness of their Hogwarts house to mark the 20th anniversary of the original release of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. They are asking fans to post their favourite photo that shows why you should be dubbed the ‘ultimate House …read more!

‘Harry Potter’ 20th Anniversary Scholastic Covers by Brian Selznick Revealed

Apr 10, 2018

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Art, Books, Cover Art, Cover Artists, News, Paperbacks, Scholastic

Back in January, we reported that Scholastic had commissioned artist Brian Selznick to create brand new cover art, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Sorcrer’s Stone – the U.S. debut of J.K. Rowling’s first book in the series! In a press release today, Scholastic revealed the cover art for all seven paperback 20th anniversary editions by Selznick, and …read more!

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