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Followup: First Editon Copy of Harry Potter and Sorcerer's Stone Sells at Record Price

Posted by: sue
March 10, 2009, 06:58 AM

A quick followup this morning regarding this story from last month involving an auction of a rare First Edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Scores of you owled to let us know the auction was completed, with the book selling for a record $19,120.Continued...

Character Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Ron Weasley

Posted by: sue
March 01, 2009, 08:03 AM

A shopkeeper, an Auror, or a Wheezy he may be, for as noted on JKRowling.com today marks the birthday of a character with a heart of lion, and one who will always be our King. Everyone, please join us as wish Ron Weasley a Happy Birthday! Cheers!

Books

Harry Potter Books at Auction: First Edition Philosopher's Stone Selling at Record Prices

Posted by: sue
February 27, 2009, 09:33 AM

Several pieces of news today regarding Harry Potter books up for auction. First thanks to Heritage Auction for letting us know about a first edition Bloomsbury copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Sorcerer's Stone) they have for auction. HeritageContinued...

Charity

JK Rowling is Up to No Good... for a Good Reason

Posted by: sue
February 21, 2009, 07:43 AM

Today, we are happy to report that J.K. Rowling has been up to no good....for a good reason. The Harry Potter author paid a visit to a hospital in Edinburgh, Scotland, where she brought cheer in the form of unique graffiti on the walls of the unit. The Scotsman writes: "Ms Rowling, 43, daubed graffitiContinued...

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Handprints of JK Rowling Now On Display in Edinburgh, Scotland

Posted by: sue
February 12, 2009, 08:36 AM

Last year we told you author J.K. Rowling was to be honored by the city of Edinburgh, Scotland. The event took place in September, where Jo received the Edinburgh Award. In commemoration of this event, hand prints of the Harry Potter author have now been made, and are on display for the public.Continued...

Book Awards

Harry Potter Books Nominated at Kids' Choice Awards

Posted by: sue
February 06, 2009, 11:39 AM

It's Harry vs Edward again as the nominations for the 22nd Annual Kids' Choice Awards were made this morning. The Harry Potter novels by J.K. Rowling were nominated in the "Favorite Book" category yet again, along with the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer, Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Diary of aContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

"Deathly Hallows" Most Borrowed Book from UK Libraries

Posted by: Edward
February 05, 2009, 11:39 PM

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is the most borrowed book in the UK, according to new figures released from the Public Lending Right Agency.  The Bookseller reports that the Seventh Book in author J. K. Rowling's series has been borrowed a total of 108,775 times from libraries in theContinued...

Celebs on HP

Stephen King Comments on JK Rowling and Stephenie Meyer

Posted by: sue
February 03, 2009, 07:52 PM

Scores of readers let us know about a new interview with acclaimed author Stephen King, who has made some new comments regarding Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling and Stephenie Meyer. Speaking with USA Weekend, Mr. King compared the two authors and had some blunt things to say about the TwilightContinued...

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JK Rowling, Knight of the French Realm (Updated)

Posted by: sue
February 03, 2009, 01:08 PM

UPDATE 4: Video of J.K. Rowling at the award ceremony  is now online here via our galleries.

As reported yesterday, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has been awarded the prestigious Legion of Honor from France. Very early reports from the AP say that at "a ceremony in a gilded hall in the Elysee presidentialContinued...

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J.K. Rowling to Receive French Legion of Honor Award Tomorrow

Posted by: sue
February 02, 2009, 02:50 PM

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling will be receiving one of the highest honors from France, it was announced today. The office of Nicolas Sarkozy, President of France, has announced they will be presenting JKR with "les insignes de Chevalier de l’ordre de la Légion d’honneur" (the LegionContinued...

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Cafe and Restaurant where JK Rowling Wrote Harry Potter Novels Now for Sale

Posted by: sue
January 27, 2009, 07:42 PM

A cafe and restaurant in Edinburgh, Scotland where J.K. Rowling famously wrote portions of the Harry Potter novels is up for sale again. The Scotsman reports the former Nicolson's Cafe, which was sold several years ago and is now the site of the Buffet King Chinese restaurant, isContinued...

Books

More on Potter the Stage Production that Might have Been

Posted by: sue
January 26, 2009, 12:00 PM

The Telegraph has a short article online, with more on a possible Harry Potter stage production that might have been. The paper reports that many years ago, acclaimed theater director and producer Sir Trevor Nunn had expressed an interest in creating a stage production out of the Harry PotterContinued...

Charity

Charity Auction for Complete Signed Set of Harry Potter Books to Benefit Carter Center Efforts

Posted by: sue
January 22, 2009, 07:32 PM

A complete set of the UK Children's editions of the Harry Potter novels, all signed by author J.K. Rowling are part of a charity auction to be held the weekend of February 7th. The AP reports that the set of books signed by the Harry Potter author, alongContinued...

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Video of J.K. Rowling from Beedle the Bard Launch

Posted by: Melissa
January 15, 2009, 10:20 PM

Bloomsbury (whose Beedle the Bard page is here) has updated their YouTube channel today with a video of Jo answering questions asked by children at the Beedle release party (originally reported by Leaky here), about whether her teachers knew she was a good story writer (not sure but it was her favoriteContinued...

Celebs on HP

Author Cornelia Funke Comments on the work by J.K. Rowling

Posted by: sue
January 15, 2009, 11:53 AM

At the screening of the film of her novel Inkheart, author Cornelia Funke gave some new comments regarding the work of Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. Speaking to Snitchseeker, Cornelia Funke apparently said "that she admires fellow author J.K. Rowling's ability to use visual imagery ratherContinued...

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