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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

New "Deathly Hallows" Release Date Poster from Raincoast

Posted by: sue
February 21, 2007, 04:00 PM

In addition to the Scholastic and Bloomsbury posters marking the release date of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows we told you about previously, Canadian Potter publishers Raincoast have now released their version of this poster. It features the blue placeholder art for the cover of DeathlyContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Scholastic Updates with New "Deathly Hallows" Release Date Poster

Posted by: sue
February 12, 2007, 09:18 AM

Scholastic, the US publishers of the Harry Potter novels, has updated their site with a new "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" poster that you can download and print out at home. The poster features the current black and white placeholder art for the book, with the titleContinued...

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Translating Harry

Posted by: sue
January 27, 2007, 11:47 AM

The Guardian has a new article online about the unique art and hard work involved in translating the Harry Potter novels. While facing deadlines and a whole host of other obstacles, translators often have to face one primary hurtle first: "finding the balance between literal fidelity and the equivalence that makes for fidelityContinued...

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I Shall Not Tell Lies about Reading Harry Potter

Posted by: sue
January 25, 2007, 09:49 AM

Apparently residents in the UK haven't been listening to Professor Umbridge when it comes to lying, as a new survey reveals up to a third of British adults have fibbed about reading some well known novels including Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. According to a new survey conductedContinued...

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21 Great Reads Edition of "Philosopher's Stone"

Posted by: sue
January 09, 2007, 02:36 PM

Last year, TLC first told you that Bloomsbury would be releasing a special edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone as part of their 21 Great Reads for the 21st Century collection. That book is now available, and it contains a new introduction from author Alexander McCall Smith, as wellContinued...

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Leaky Lounge and the Harry Potter Book Club

Posted by: sue
January 02, 2007, 12:16 PM

The Leaky Lounge has a great way to start off the year as we have now launched our Harry Potter Book Club. Open to all members, each month we will take a more in-depth look at each of the Harry Potter novels, starting this month with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Led by our great forum moderatingContinued...

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Cauldron Shop Update: New Hermione Wand, Golden Snitch Kit Book, More

Posted by: sue
November 06, 2006, 07:11 PM

Just in time to get an early start on your holiday shopping, there are some great new items this week in our Cauldron Shop, your one-stop for Harry Potter merchandise. Brand new from the Noble Collection is the Hermione's Light-up Collectible Wand. Also new in the shop is SiriusContinued...

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Plaque Installed Outside Harry's "Birthplace" in Edinburgh

Posted by: sue
October 10, 2006, 09:01 AM

Here is a followup today regarding the story we told you about last December, where a plaque was to be placed outside the cafe where Jo wrote parts of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. The Scotsman now has an article and photo of this plaque, which has been placed outside theContinued...

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New JKR Info to be Released in Special Edition Paperback in December from Bloomsbury

Posted by: sue
September 12, 2006, 11:44 AM

Bloomsbury, the UK publishers of the Harry Potter series, has announced that they will issue a special edition paperback of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in December, featuring a new introduction by author Alexander McCall Smith. This special paperbackContinued...

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Harry Potter and Storybook England

Posted by: sue
September 05, 2006, 10:42 PM

The official site for English tourism has launched a new website designed to appeal to book and movie fans. Called "Storybook England," this is a new guide to many of the real life places seen in many of the classic children's novels in England, including those from Harry Potter, The Lord of theContinued...

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Display of JKR Handwritten Chapter to End Soon

Posted by: sue
August 23, 2006, 03:44 PM

Last August, we first told you that a handwritten draft of chapter six from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone would be on public display at the Seven Stories Centre in the UK. The Journey from Platform Nine and Three Quarters draft from J.K. Rowling will now soon be pulled from exhibit,Continued...

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Reading Group Signup Re-opened

Posted by: Melissa
April 17, 2006, 09:37 PM

We had a technoquirk in our signups for the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone reading groups in LeakyLounge the other day, so now that everything's working the process is repoened again. If you wish to sign up, go here. As a reminder, if you're already in a group or if you were on a waiting list beforeContinued...

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Harry Potter Reading Groups Reopen Tomorrow Morning

Posted by: Melissa
April 14, 2006, 08:38 PM

Since they filled up so fast last time, we are re-opening sorting for our LeakyLounge Reading Groups tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. EST. (See the announcement here.) This will be to discuss Harry Potter and the Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone; if you signed up for the waiting list lastContinued...

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Bloomsbury Set to Launch Special Harry Potter Box-Set, New Audio Series

Posted by: sue
April 04, 2006, 08:11 PM

In addition to the earlier news about their profits from the Harry Potter books, UK Publisher Bloomsbury also revealed some upcoming plans for the next five years related to the series. The AP reports that :

"The date for the seventh and final book has not yet beenContinued...

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Scholastic.com Updates Harry Potter Download Section

Posted by: sue
March 24, 2006, 07:11 PM

Scholastic has updated their Harry Potter site to include new downloads for Prisoner of Azkaban and Chamber of Secrets. These downloads are being added each week as part of the previously announced contest Scholastic is holding for children to win a Harry Potter Ipod package and more. To enter,Continued...