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Looking at the Longevity of Harry Potter

Posted by: Melissa
July 08, 2003, 12:47 PM

An article in the Norwich Bulletin discusses the longevity of Harry Potter in comparison to other popular series.


Sharing Harry

Posted by: Melissa
July 08, 2003, 10:28 AM

An article in the Vancouver Sun discusses the popularity of used books - especially signed Harry Potter volumes.
(Editor's Commentary: I'm not really sure how anyone manages to part with a signed Harry Potter book...or any Harry Potter book for that matter.)


July 8

Posted by: Melissa
July 08, 2003, 09:42 AM

Three years ago today, GoF was published.
Let's hope that three years from now, we'll have had book six for more than three weeks. ;)


Uncorrected Proof Sold!

Posted by: Melissa
July 08, 2003, 08:27 AM

The uncorrected proof of Philsopher's Stone that Melissa posted about on July 7, has been auctioned off according to
Of the 13 Harry Potter books up for sale, an uncorrected proof copy of Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone sold for £2,600. The copy featured a plain yellow cover without a frontContinued...

Evil Harry Potter

Posted by: Kristin
July 08, 2003, 07:01 AM

Christopher Smith of Tennessee's offers an amusing take on just how addictive the Harry Potter books can be.


You Can Live on Privet Drive

Posted by: Kristin
July 08, 2003, 06:49 AM

The house that starred as No 4 Privet Drive in both Harry Potter movies is up for sale.
Thanks to Steve & Slon for the link.


GoF Filming News

Posted by: Melissa
July 07, 2003, 07:27 PM

According to the Daily Record, Warner Brothers will return to Glencoe for the filming of GoF.


Ready? Camera? Potter!

Posted by: Melissa
July 07, 2003, 07:16 PM

Lucky enough to either live in England or have plans to visit? The Chicago Tribune has published a guide of places to go if you want to visit a little piece of Potter-movie magic.
Editor's Note: You will have to register, but it's free and easy!

Thanks, Mags!


Uncorrected Proof on the Block

Posted by: Melissa
July 07, 2003, 06:05 PM

According to Yahoo News, a Lyon and Turnbull auction is soon to house a very special item:

The auction house is also selling an uncorrected proof copy of J.K. Rowling's first Harry Potter book -- "Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone" -- which is expected to sell for up to 3,000 pounds.
The itemContinued...

Taking Another Look At Harry Potter

Posted by: Melissa
July 07, 2003, 05:05 PM has posted a piece by Michael Bronski of The Boston Phoenix that takes an alternative look at the themes, plots and points of Harry Potter.

Chamber of Secrets to Become a Ballet

Posted by: Kristin
July 07, 2003, 05:03 PM

From BBC news - Warner Brothers has given a dance tutor from Staffordshire exclusive permission to adapt Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets into a ballet.
Thanks to Linda and Derek for the link!


More of Isaacs Playing Hooky

Posted by: Melissa
July 07, 2003, 12:09 PM

Thanks very much Iris, for pointing out that has screencaps of the Peter Pan trailer, which is also available on

Young Reviewers

Posted by: Kristin
July 07, 2003, 11:47 AM

Sisters Anne (13) and Rachel (16) Burton offer their review of Order of the Phoenix to Canada's Star Phoenix.

Lexicon Update: DA, OotP, Dragon Pox, Black Family Tree & More

Posted by: Melissa
July 07, 2003, 10:37 AM

The Lexicon has had quite an update over the weekend.

The day-by-day calendar for Book V has been updated, as has the page about The Order itself.

There's a new page featuring Dumbledore's Army (DA) and one for the Bones family.

The Medical Magic page has been updated to include referencesContinued...

Potter Aftershock

Posted by: Melissa
July 07, 2003, 10:10 AM

Linda G. Kincaid of The Boston Herald bravely confronts the monster we've all been facing since, oh June 22nd: Post-Potter depression.
Thanks to Cynthia for the tip!

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