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Scholastic to Release New Box Set of Harry Potter Paperbacks

Posted by: sue
February 13, 2009, 09:07 AM

Scholastic, the US publishers of the Harry Potter novels, will be releasing a new box set of the series this summer. This new collection, which you can see here in our galleries, is available for pre-order via Barnes and Noble, as well as Walmart.  Included in the collection areContinued...

Art

First Look: Mary GrandPre Exhibit, Including New Alternate Covers for "Deathly Hallows," "Half-Blood Prince"

Posted by: sue
November 18, 2008, 12:51 PM

As reported previously, an exhibition of works by artist Mary GrandPre has now opened at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art in Iowa, and contains highlights of her work done for the US editions of the Harry Potter book series. Today, thanks to TLC staffer Jeff,Continued...

Books

Harry Potter, a Top USA Today Best Seller Over Last 15 Years

Posted by: sue
October 30, 2008, 05:16 PM

USA Today is marking 15 years of their Best Selling Books List, and the Harry Potter novels by J.K. Rowling hold seven of the top nine spots. With Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone coming in at number one, two other books (Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution, and The Da Vinci Code) outsoldContinued...

Books

Marketing Professor: Only Hufflepuffs Totally Loyal to Harry

Posted by: sue
October 20, 2008, 04:33 PM

The Telegraph is reporting tonight that a professor in the UK has done a study on readers of the Harry Potter novels, with the findings apparently revealing there are four distinct type of readers. According to the report, Professor Stephen Brown of the Ulster Business School says theContinued...

J.K. Rowling

UK Harry Potter Audio Book Ad Campaigns and Photos Now Online

Posted by: sue
October 03, 2008, 02:56 AM

Hoop Associates, a company based in the UK, has posted online a host of behind the scenes marketing and photo shoots used in the marketing of the Harry Potter audio books. At this link, you can see many new rare behind the scenes photos of Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, along with narratorContinued...

Radcliffe

Entertainment Weekly Celebrates 1,000th Issue with Dan Radcliffe on Cover

Posted by: sue
June 20, 2008, 04:25 PM

Entertainment Weekly is celebrating their 1,000th issue, Harry Potter style. The new issue of the magazine features this photo of actor Dan Radcliffe as Harry Potter in “Goblet of Fire” along with several other icons such as Bono from U2, Johnny Depp as EdwardContinued...

Books

Harry Potter to Disapparate from the New York Times Bestseller List

Posted by: Melissa
May 01, 2008, 08:49 PM

Next week, for the first time in almost nine and a half years, Harry Potter will not appear on the New York Times bestseller list.. The New York Times’s article reminds readers that it first appeared on December 27, 1998, and that after a year and a half with the books cloggingContinued...

Books

Scholastic Special Edition Wizard Challenges

Posted by: sue
April 04, 2008, 12:52 AM

Thinking caps and mouses at the ready everyone! Scholastic has updated their Harry Potter site with the latest in their special series of Wizard Challenge quizzes. The newest edition, “Humoring Harry,” features questions our favorite pranksters, Gred and Forge would appreciate. In case youContinued...

JKR Interviews

JKR: Snape and Dumbledore Two of the Most Important Characters in "Deathly Hallows"

Posted by: sue
April 03, 2008, 03:10 PM

Back in February, we told you Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling was a guest at the James Joyce Awards in Dublin, Ireland. Thanks to La Gazetter du Sorcier there is a new report online containing a many of her remarks at this event. Answering a range of questions, JoContinued...

Books

553 First Edition Harry Potter Books Up for Auction

Posted by: sue
February 17, 2008, 11:53 PM

While many Harry Potter fans have several copies of the beloved books in various forms and languages, one fan is selling his rather impressive collection: all 553 first edition copies in 63 languages to be exact. The Times reports tonight that a 33 year old Harry Potter fan who began collectingContinued...

Misc

Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger Named Among EW's Favorite Fictional Lovers

Posted by: Edward
February 14, 2008, 05:03 PM

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Entertainment Weekly has released a list of Pop Culture’s Best Couples, a ranking of 26 of our favorite true (fictional) lovers. The fictional pairing of characters Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series areContinued...

LeakyLounge

"Goblet of Fire" Book Club Opens Today on the Leaky Lounge

Posted by: Edward
January 20, 2008, 11:59 PM

Our forum, the Leaky Lounge, has today begun their latest Book Club reading. Discussing the fourth book, “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,” our Book Club creates a place where everyone can join in and take an in-depth look at this story as well as join others for an openContinued...

Books

10 Years in Harry Potter: A Video Retrospective By LeakyNews.com

Posted by: Melissa
January 01, 2008, 12:20 AM

Leaky video editor JP has put together a fantastic retrospective today as we close out this remarkable year, this tenth year of Potter. You can view it at the YouTube viewer below, or by using the download link to save it to your own computer. It will also shortly become availableContinued...

Books

AbeBooks Names JKR Bestselling Author; "Deathly Hallows" Among Bestselling Books of 2007

Posted by: Edward
December 28, 2007, 01:28 AM

Abe Books, who sell rare and used books throughout the world, have released their annual lists tracking the bestselling and most expensive books sold through their site. In three major categories, the Harry Potter novels, as well as their author, rank amongContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Complete Set of Signed Harry Potter Books Up for Charity Auction

Posted by: sue
September 17, 2007, 02:59 PM

We have a couple pieces of news today relating to Harry Potter books that are being auctioned off in charitable efforts.

The first is a rare complete set of books signed by author J.K. Rowling are to be auctioned off on Ebay starting at midnight September 24, with proceeds to benefitContinued...