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Rumor Alert: WB Planning a "Beedle the Bard" Movie ?

Posted by: sue
December 08, 2008, 01:54 PM

Well, this didn't take long: the first rumors of a Tales of Beedle the Bard movie have hit the net. Just mere days after the release of the new book from Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, CinemaBlend is reporting  that Warner Brothers has "a strong interest" in making Beedle the Bard, the MovieContinued...

Scribbulus

Twenty-Fifth Issue of Scribbulus Now Online

Posted by: Edward
December 08, 2008, 12:01 AM

It is the silver anniversary for Scribbulus, Leaky‚Äôs premier essay project, for we have for you today their twenty-fifth issue of Harry Potter essays.  Each issue contains a collection of essays on themes, characters, elements, or personal experiences with the novels.  For our December issue,Continued...

LeakyLounge

Beedle the Bard Book Club Opens in Leaky Lounge

Posted by: Edward
December 05, 2008, 01:32 PM

Our Leaky Lounge has opened up a brand new book club today, just in time for the publication of The Tales of Beedle the Bard by Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling.  The Beedle the Bard Book Club will be the center for fresh discussion of the fairy tales during the month of December before becoming partContinued...

Books

Reminder: Beedle Party Tonight in NYC!

Posted by: Melissa
December 05, 2008, 10:28 AM

Quick reminder: We hope to see you tonight at our live PotterCast, in celebration of The Tales of Beedle the Bard. It is at:

Books of Wonder
18 W. 18th Street, NYC
6pm to 8pm

This will be our first live audience discussion of The Tales of Beedle the Bard. Cheryl Klein, continuity editor of the Harry PotterContinued...

Books

JKR at Beedle Release: Locations in Harry Potter Book Not Based on Real Places

Posted by: sue
December 05, 2008, 08:18 AM

We have a couple more details (thanks to an email from an attendee) on topics discussed by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling yesterday at the release party for The Tales of Beedle the Bard. In response to a question at the event yesterday in Edinburgh, Scotland, Jo saidContinued...

Companion Books

JKR/WB vs RDR Books Trial: RDR Books Withdraws Appeal

Posted by: Edward
December 04, 2008, 04:45 PM

An update comes today regarding the ongoing JKR/WB vs. RDR Books trial.  Publisher RDR Books voluntarily withdrew its appeal in the RDR Books vs. WB/JKR case concerning the publication of an unauthorized Harry Potter encyclopedia.  The publisher is working on releasing a version ofContinued...

Books

Report and Photos from JK Rowling's Beedle the Bard Release Party in Scotland

Posted by: sue
December 04, 2008, 03:56 PM

The first images and reports from the special party held in Edinburgh, Scotland by author J.K. Rowling for the release of The Tales of Beedle the Bard are now online. You can see early images here via Getty, while Reuters has some details from a question and answer sessionContinued...

Books

Friday NYC Beedle Party Details: Cheryl Klein, Grandpre Artwork, Giveaway, and More!

Posted by: Melissa
December 04, 2008, 10:56 AM

We have more details for you about Friday's live PotterCast, the first live discussion of The Tales of Beedle the Bard, the latest Harry Potter-related book. It is at 6-8 p.m. at Books of Wonder in NYC.

We are happy to announce that Cheryl Klein, continuity editor ofContinued...

Books

The Tales of Beedle the Bard Now Available, Early Reviews of New Printed Book Now Online

Posted by: sue
December 04, 2008, 08:12 AM

Behold, the Bard! The Tales of Beedle the Bard, the new book by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has now officially be released! Last night, some fans were able to attend special midnight release parties, such as those in Edinburgh, Scotland. The Scotsman reports that while theContinued...

Books

Arthur Levine Reads "Fountain of Fair Fortune" from "The Tales of Beedle the Bard" by JK Rowling (Updated)

Posted by: sue
December 04, 2008, 12:11 AM

As promised, Scholastic has now released video of Arthur Levine, editor of the US editions of the Harry Potter novels,  reading from his handwritten copy of The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling. In the video which you can see here, ArthurContinued...

Books

New Interview with JK Rowling's First Editor Barry Cunningham

Posted by: sue
December 03, 2008, 11:21 PM

A second handwritten copy of The Tales of Beedle the Bard was unveiled today in Edinburgh, Scotland, this belonging to J.K. Rowling's first editor Barry Cunningham. This copy will be on display at the National Library of Scotland, site of a launch day tea party event being held tomorrow.Continued...

Companion Books

Wrapup Video from Today's Beedle Event

Posted by: Melissa
December 03, 2008, 10:39 PM

In our video galleries, and embedded below, is a short wrapup of the conference and events at today's Beedle the Bard unveiling at the New York Public Library, featuring a very invested and enthusiastic Arthur Levine (co-editor of the HP books).



That embedded video comes from our PotterCast YouTube channelContinued...

Companion Books

Video from NYPL Beedle Unveiling

Posted by: Melissa
December 03, 2008, 03:16 PM

Footage from this morning's event at the New York Public Library, unveiling Arthur Levine's copy of The Tales of Beedle the Bard, as well as video of the book itself, is now available in our video galleries (thanks to our speedy staff)! More will be added soon.

The book, close up.

Arthur Levine's speech

Q&AContinued...

Books

Personal Copy of Beedle the Bard Unveiled Today in NYC, Video of JK Rowling Reading from Book at Exhibit

Posted by: sue
December 03, 2008, 11:21 AM

Today, Arthur Levine unveiled his personal handwritten copy of The Tales of Beedle the Bard at an event today in New York City. Update: You can now see video courtesy of Scholastic, here in our galleries. Mr. Levine, editor of the US editions of the Harry PotterContinued...

Books

8 Million Copies of Beedle the Bard due Worldwide, Pre-Ordered Copies Now Being Shipped.

Posted by: sue
December 03, 2008, 11:14 AM

As the hours grow closer to the release of The Tales of Beedle the Bard tonight at Midnight, many fans are anxious for the new set of tales from author J.K.Rowling. Those who have pre-ordered copies of the book have received notices stating the books have indeedContinued...

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