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Canada HP Publisher Raincoast Books Hosts Charity Launch Event

Posted by: Melissa
May 28, 2003, 12:36 PM

We received a press release this morning that the Raincoast Books launch event will be a charity fundraiser for Canuck Place Children's Hospice.


Join us Saturday June 21st when Raincoast Books hosts the Harry Potter Launch Party, especially for grown-up Harry Potter fans. CelebrateContinued...

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Borders International Stores Announce Midnight Events

Posted by: Melissa
May 28, 2003, 11:46 AM

According to a press release we received this morning, all 21 Borders UK stores will stay open through midnight June 20th, 2003 to sell Book V. All those who preorder at Borders stores will be automatically entered to receive a copy signed by J.K. herself. We have received details of what eachContinued...

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74 Schools Selected by Bloomsbury to Attend 6/26 Event with J.K. Rowling

Posted by: Melissa
May 28, 2003, 11:32 AM

Bloomsbury has posted the list of schools selected to attend the June 26th Royal Albert Hall event with author J.K. Rowling. Perhaps some lucky readers will be in attendance either as students, teachers, or chaperones. Don't forget there are still contests ongoing in SingaporeContinued...

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Meetup.com Press Release

Posted by: Melissa
May 27, 2003, 01:49 PM

Meetup.com along with The Leaky Cauldron on behalf of MUARI sent out a joint press release today announcing the Harry Potter MeetUp And Read-In. Please take a moment and send this release to your local newspapers. The more people who hear about MUARI, the better chance we have of capturing all the events going on acrossContinued...

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Singapore's Popular Bookstore has Harry Potter "Trip to London" contest

Posted by: Melissa
May 27, 2003, 09:53 AM

Thanks to a reader for informing us that Singapore's Popular Bookstore will have the same contest several other countries are participating in that will send 3 kids to Royal Albert Hall in London.
The same reader has said that Popular locations will be open at 7am on Saturday,Continued...

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Over 620 People Plan to attend OotP Meetups!

Posted by: Melissa
May 27, 2003, 09:13 AM

Checking Meetup.com this morning, I've noticed we have over 620 people signed up for the June 20th Meetup around the world. This may sound like a lot, but only 35 of the 225 locations have 5 or more people signed up for them. Each Meetup location needs to have at least 5 people signed up or the eventContinued...

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Canada Publisher Raincoast Books Uses 100% Recycled Paper for OotP

Posted by: Melissa
May 27, 2003, 08:57 AM

According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, local Badger Paper Mills has made 3 million pounds of what's known as post-consumer paper for 935,000 copies of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" being published in Canada by Raincoast Books.


And if Canadian readersContinued...

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Tuscaloosa Alabama Gears Up for Potter

Posted by: Melissa
May 27, 2003, 08:49 AM

Tuscaloosa News has an article about local kids gearing up for book five, profiling some of the release events.

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Harry Potter vs. the Evil Vicar

Posted by: Melissa
May 26, 2003, 02:14 PM

No, it's not some representative of the church trying to ban Potter books. According to snippets from The Express sent to us by a reader, Bloomsbury rival Faber & Faber plan on releasing their own book on June 19th. It's called Shadowmancer, written by vicar Graham Taylor, of Cloughton. The book, allegedlyContinued...

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Harry Potter Is Good For Science

Posted by: Melissa
May 26, 2003, 12:16 PM

Canwest News Service's John Robson wrote a rebuttal dealing with Canadian mathematician Dr. Ivar Ekeland's statements that Harry Potter is bad for science.
(Editor's Note: Although it's nice to see someone rebute Ekeland, in my opinion Robson does it in a very negative way and I also disagree withContinued...

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Don't forget the libraries! Oregon library stocks up.

Posted by: Melissa
May 24, 2003, 11:53 AM

According to The Oregonian, Multnomah County libraries have ordered over 700 copies of OotP to meet the over 1000 people on a waiting list for the book. Find out how you can help your library if you buy an extra book or two.

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Get Paid/Free Book to do Super-fast OotP Review

Posted by: Melissa
May 24, 2003, 11:28 AM

A reader emailed us an article from the Winnipeg Free Press who are looking for a enterprising 14-yr old to write an 800-word review of OotP. They'll get you a free copy of the book - it will be waiting for you at the McNally Robinson Booksellers on Grant Avenue. They'll even pay you forContinued...

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Book V Revelation?

Posted by: Melissa
May 24, 2003, 10:22 AM

Thanks to the Winky Webmistress from French Harry Potter site Potter World Online, we've discovered an interesting snippet about Book V on site of French publisher Gallimard. Highlight to read:

The site seems to allege that J.K. Rowling may have told the publishers something: Harry may find love. Here's a rough translationContinued...

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Book V Plans in Texas

Posted by: Melissa
May 23, 2003, 11:30 AM

The Waco Tribune has an article about plans for the Lone Star State and Book V.
Incidently, we've only got two listings of Book V events in Texas, aside from Hastings, Borders and Barnes & Noble which are all book chains. If you know any we're missing, please let us know.

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Movie Trio NOT Making Book V Appearance

Posted by: Melissa
May 23, 2003, 09:33 AM

There is a rumor on the Web that Dan Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint will be making a June 21/Book V appearance - we've received word from a couple of places (including WB) that says this is not true. The word is that the movies are not to mix up with the books (and shouldn't, in my opinion!).Continued...

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