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New Harry Potter House Editions Boxed Sets

Apr 04, 2021

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Bloomsbury, Books, Cover Art, News, Publishers

Bloomsbury is releasing new editions of the Harry Potter series as boxed sets in house colours in both hardcover and paperback. The cover art for each of the seven books is unique to that house, depicting house themes in the series. Each set will also contain 20 exclusive illustrations, quizzes, feature articles, and trivia about …read more!

Literary Agent Christopher Little dead at 79

Jan 12, 2021

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Bloomsbury, Books

We all remember the story of how Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was rejected by numerous publishers before finally being picked up by Bloomsbury for £2,500. What you may not remember is the literary agent who took on the job of trying to sell the manuscript. That agent, Christopher Little, deserves some of the …read more!

Join Today’s Quidditch Guinness World Record Attempt!

Aug 25, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Bloomsbury, Books, Fun, News, Publishers, Quidditch Through the Ages

Join efforts to break a Quidditch Guinness World Record attempt today, all from the comfort of your own home! Bloomsbury Publishing will be hoping to celebrate the release of Quidditch Through The Ages, illustrated by Emily Gravett, by hosting an online world record attempt via Zoom and Microsoft Teams, for the most people to simultaneously …read more!

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!

If Witches and Wizards Saved the World (Again)

Apr 24, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Books, Books - Release Dates, Contests, Exclusives, Props-Sets, Publishers

Leaky recently had the opportunity to interview (socially distanced, using Muggle technology) Monique Peterson, author of The Wand Collection, forthcoming in paperback from Insight Editions on May 12. You can read her insights into wand lore, learn about wand battle choreography, and consider how the concept of magic wands feeds our imagination and perceptions of our own …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!

Inside the New Illustrated Edition of ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’ From MinaLima!

Mar 28, 2020

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Art, BigNews, Bloomsbury, Books, Books - Release Dates, Cover Artists, Fandom, Fans, Harry Potter and the Philosophers / Sorcerers Stone, J.K. Rowling, MinaLima, Movie Art, News, Potter News, Scholastic

The Wizarding World team released a first look inside the new illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone from renowned design team MinaLima yesterday. The duo created the graphic design seen in the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films and brings their trademark stylistic flair to this magical edition set to release Oct. …read more!

“Philosopher’s Stone” on British Book Awards ’30 from 30′ shortlist

Mar 20, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Bloomsbury, Book Awards, Books, Harry Potter and the Philosophers / Sorcerers Stone, Honors/Awards, J.K. Rowling, News

It has been 30 years since the British Book Awards, known as Nibbies, were launched in 1990. To commemorate this milestone, they are awarding a trophy to the most influential book of the past 30 years. Books in contention have been selected by both readers and trade representatives, and include past winners, as well as one …read more!

House-themed “Order of the Phoenix” edition available for pre-order

Mar 18, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Bloomsbury, Books, Books - Release Dates, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, News, Publishers

Bloomsbury has been slowly rolling out house-themed editions of each book in the series and the next release is going to be Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix on Jun 11, 2020. It’s available for pre-order for £14.39 for residents of the UK and ROI.  It is not available elsewhere. Bloomebury is offering …read more!

Signed first edition of “Philosopher’s Stone” to be auctioned in London on Wednesday

Mar 11, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Bloomsbury, Books, Harry Potter and the Philosophers / Sorcerers Stone, J.K. Rowling, News, Sales

***UPDATE*** This book sold for £ 118,812 (US$ 148,118). First editions of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, both signed and unsigned, have fetched breathtaking amounts at auction over the years.  But the copy going under the hammer tomorrow at Bonhams, with bidding expected to reach £70,000-90,000, is particularly special:  It’s signed to Bryony Evens, the office manager …read more!



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