Original "Beedle the Bard" On Display Here in New York City in DecemberBooks
With the news of a special party in Scotland for the release of The Tales of Beedle the Bard, and the contests to win a trip to this event, comes word now that one of the seven original handwritten copies of the book will be on display to the public here in New York City in December. Scholastic has announced that Arthur Levine, editor of the US editions of the Harry Potter novels, was one of the lucky people to receive a copy of this book from J.K. Rowling, and will lend his book for display at the The New York Public Library. Fans here in the States will be able to see the book for free when it is on display at the library December 4, 2008 to January 4, 2009. Of note is a press preview to be held on December 3, where Arthur Levine will be appearing, and "will share his
experiences editing the series and the thrill of being one of only
six individuals who received the special gift from Ms. Rowling."
As we reported earlier this morning, a second handwritten copy of the book by J.K. Rowling will be on display in the UK, at the National Library of Scotland for the same time period starting next month. The copy here in the US will be located at the The New York Public Library's Humanities and Social Sciences Library at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street