Personal Copy of Beedle the Bard Unveiled Today in NYC, Video of JK Rowling Reading from Book at ExhibitBooks
Today, Arthur Levine unveiled his personal handwritten copy of The Tales of Beedle the Bard at an event today in New York City. Update: You can now see video courtesy of Scholastic, here in our galleries. Mr. Levine, editor of the US editions of the Harry Potter novels for Scholastic, has generously donated his copy of Beedle written personally by J.K. Rowling for public display at the New York Library. The volume will be on view from December 4 through
January 4 at The New York Public Library's
Humanities and Social Sciences Library at Fifth Avenue and 42nd
Street. At this event, which is open and free to the public, fans will be able to see the book, copies of sketches drawn by Jo, and video of the Harry Potter author and Arthur Levine both reading from the new book. The video will also be posted online tonight (12:01 December 4) at midnight via this link.
Please Note: While this is the only planned US exhibit of an original copy of Beedle the Bard, Scholastic will also donate 3 copies of the book to each of The New York Public Library's 87 branches, which are located throughout the Bronx, Manhattan and Staten Island. Leaky was at this today NYC, and we will have much more very soon, so stay tuned!