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Attorney for JK Rowling Says Scottish Book is Something to be Completed "Sometime in the Future"

Posted by: sue
September 13, 2009, 09:11 AM

Last week we heard from author Ian Rankin who gave an update of sorts regarding the long awaited Scottish book or Harry Potter encyclopedia from J.K. Rowling. As noted before, Mr. Rankin said the last time he saw his neighbor and friend, Jo was "wasContinued...

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President Obama Includes Harry Potter Story in Education Speech

Posted by: Melissa
September 07, 2009, 10:12 PM

Tomorrow President Barack Obama will address the nation as it goes back to school; the pre-released text of his speech (which you can read here) includes remarks on the beginnings of Harry Potter as proof that not all great ideas or ventures are accepted as such to start:

But the truthContinued...

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UNESCO to Celebrate Literacy with International Translators of Harry Potter Novels

Posted by: sue
September 07, 2009, 07:46 PM

Tomorrow, September 8th, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization will celebrate International Literacy Day with a special gathering of translators of the beloved Harry Potter novels by J.K. Rowling. According to the official release,Continued...

J.K. Rowling

Ian Rankin Says JK Rowling "Writing Family Trees" and Working on Scottish Book

Posted by: sue
September 04, 2009, 02:41 PM

Author Ian Rankin has given a new interview on BBC radio with Simon Mayo (download here) where he mentions his friend and neighbor in Scotland, J.K. Rowling. In the middle of this interview, Mr. Rankin notes that while he has not seen the Harry Potter author in some time,Continued...

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Boston Globe Examines Relationship Between Harry Potter and Religion

Posted by: Edward
August 19, 2009, 11:31 AM

The Boston Globe has published a lengthy article regarding the growing acceptance of the Harry Potter books among the religious communities and scholars.  Citing the advancing moderate views by a number of religious scholars and theologians, the article relates their argumentContinued...

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Harry Potter, The Best Beach Book Ever

Posted by: sue
July 29, 2009, 08:49 PM

Ah sweet summer, the time when many of us take time off and head to the beach or holiday for rest and relaxation, and perhaps a fair bit of reading. As such,  National Public Radio recently conducted a poll of the Best Beach Books Eve, and the Harry Potter series by author J.K. Rowling took the top spot.Continued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Fan Report: Deathly Hallows PaperBack Release Party at Scholastic Store

Posted by: sue
July 21, 2009, 02:15 PM

Two years ago today, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling was released. As readers will recall, several weeks ago in the midst of the flurry of the HBP movie release, Scholastic, US publishers of the Harry Potter novels, released the paperback edition of DeathlyContinued...

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Harry Potter Artist Mary GrandPre Appearance Tonight in Washington DC

Posted by: sue
July 13, 2009, 03:18 PM

Artist Mary GrandPre, who created the cover work and illustrations for the US editions of the Harry Potter novels by J.K. Rowling, will be appearing in person tonight at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. According to the website, Ms. Grandpre "takes to the Corcoran stage to discuss her impressiveContinued...

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Art Insights Offers New Character Prints from Harry Potter Films

Posted by: sue
July 13, 2009, 11:09 AM

Art Insights, who sell official Harry Potter artwork, have updated with some new character prints from the Harry Potter films. Starting here you can see the new series of character prints which retail at $48.00 each. The website also has some very high end prints of two deluxe covers fromContinued...

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The Hardest Harry Potter Quiz Ever?

Posted by: sue
July 10, 2009, 02:46 PM

Attention readers of the Leaky Cauldron! Hollywood.com has thrown down the gauntlet and the challenge is this before us: Can you pass what they are calling the HARDEST Harry Potter Quiz ever? What say you?


Thanks to Hollywood.com for owling and trying to take on the smartest bunch of Harry Potter fans in the world.Continued...

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More on JK Rowling Contribution to Kids' Night In Three Book for Charity

Posted by: sue
July 10, 2009, 09:26 AM

Previously we told of you comments made by author Jessica Adams on her website regarding a contribution from Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling  to Kids' Night In Three, a compilation book edited by Adams for charity. The earlier remarks read: "Also on the charity bookContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Scholastic Releases Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Paperback Today!

Posted by: sue
July 07, 2009, 12:02 PM

Just in time for all those summer holidays and vacations, the paperback edition of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is now available here in the US. Released today by Scholastic, the US publishers of the Harry Potter novels, you can now find the paperback edition of theContinued...

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Two New Selections for Leaky's Book Clubs

Posted by: Edward
July 05, 2009, 09:27 AM

Our two book clubs are ready to start out the month of July with two new selections for you to read and discuss with your fellow Lounge members.  First, the Jane Austen classic Emma is the next selection in our own non-Harry Potter book club: Jo's Book Nook.  With discussion open to all registeredContinued...

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More on Ride Inside Hogwarts Castle at Wizarding World of Harry Potter Theme Park

Posted by: sue
July 05, 2009, 07:09 AM

The Orlando Sentinel has an article online today, with more details on the upcoming Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park attraction currently being built in Orlando, Florida. Readers will recall we've posted before regarding rumors and reports of a possibleContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Scholastic Store in NYC to Host Deathly Hallows Paperback Release Party

Posted by: sue
July 04, 2009, 04:13 PM

As readers will recall on Tuesday, July 7th, Scholastic, the US publishers of the Harry Potter series, will at long last release a paperback edition of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. As part of the event, the main Scholastic Store in Soho, New York City will be the siteContinued...

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