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New Video Interview with Arthur Levine

Posted by: sue
November 19, 2008, 05:10 PM

Scholastic, the US publishers of the Harry Potter novels, have posted a new video online featuring a question and answer session with Arthur Levine. This is a short video, called "Meet Arthur," where the US editor of the Harry Potter books describes his job at Scholastic, and what he looks for when seekingContinued...

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Winners of Halloween Harry Potter Costume Contest Announced

Posted by: Edward
November 19, 2008, 12:34 AM

The winners of our October Harry Potter Halloween Contest have been chosen from many amazing entries and are ready to be announced.  Last month, we asked you to create a costume based on any character from the Harry Potter series.  Our Contest Crew has divided up the winnersContinued...

Art

First Look: Mary GrandPre Exhibit, Including New Alternate Covers for "Deathly Hallows," "Half-Blood Prince"

Posted by: sue
November 18, 2008, 12:51 PM

As reported previously, an exhibition of works by artist Mary GrandPre has now opened at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art in Iowa, and contains highlights of her work done for the US editions of the Harry Potter book series. Today, thanks to TLC staffer Jeff,Continued...

J.K. Rowling

Extract of New Work by J.K. Rowling on the Forest Scene of "Deathly Hallows" for Prince Charles Birthday Book

Posted by: sue
November 13, 2008, 03:36 PM

Several months ago, we told you that author J.K Rowling would be contributing to a new book honoring the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles for his 60th birthday. This book will benefit the Prince's Foundation for Children and the Arts charity.Continued...

Books

Evanesco! Harry Potter Books Often Stolen From Libraries in Scotland

Posted by: sue
November 13, 2008, 08:44 AM

Several articles out today, detailing books that are frequently stolen from libraries in Scotland. The Edinburgh Evening News reports that topping the list are books from the Harry Potter series. "New figures reveal JK Rowling's works are not only the country's top sellers, butContinued...

Harry, A History

"Harry, A History" Makes New York Times Bestseller List

Harry, A History
Posted by: Melissa
November 12, 2008, 06:02 PM

On Sunday, the New York Times Nonfiction Bestseller List will include Harry, A History. It will debut there at number 18 (a very lucky number in my, and many other people's, family).

It's tempting to say a lot right here. I'll save that for the website; for now, I'll just say thank you LeakyContinued...

Harry, A History

"We Are Wizards" Gets Theatrical NYC Run; Joint "Harry, A History"/WAW Event Friday

Harry, A History
Posted by: Melissa
November 12, 2008, 03:14 PM

This Friday, November 14, we will have a special joint event at the Barnes & Noble in TriBeCa (97 Warren St, NY, click here for a map); it's a discussion and signing of Harry, A History, and a discussion with some of the cast and crew of We Are Wizards in celebrationContinued...

PotterCast

PotterCast 172: The Subway

Posted by: Edward
November 11, 2008, 08:40 PM

The 172nd episode of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast is now online (along with an entire new week of vlogs) with the start of our three part series where we examine Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling's The Beedle the Bard stories prior to its release. As always, Sue starts off the show with the latest news, whichContinued...

Books

Borders in London to Hold Midnight Release Party for "Beedle the Bard," Waterstone's Planning Day Release Events

Posted by: sue
November 10, 2008, 04:43 PM

TLC has received word of what we believe is the first midnight release parties being planned for The Tales of Beedle the Bard. Thanks to TLC reader David  we now know of two parties being held at book stores in the UK. Borders at Charing CrossContinued...

Books

Scholastic to Publish 3.5 Million Copies of "Beedle," Ads Planned for NYT, USA Today and More

Posted by: sue
November 10, 2008, 07:15 AM

Publisher's Weekly has a lengthy new piece online regarding the upcoming The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling where it notes that as this is the first new Harry Potter novel due out at the height of the holiday season, retailers are hoping for goodContinued...

GrandPre

New Sketches from Beedle the Bard and more in Mary GrandPre Iowa Exhibition

Posted by: sue
November 09, 2008, 01:32 PM

An exhibition of works by artist Mary GrandPre has now opened at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art in Iowa, and contains highlights of her work for magazine covers, posters, and notably pieces done for the US editions of the Harry Potter book series. A report has surfacedContinued...

Books

Edinburgh Evening News Begins "Beedle the Bard" Contest

Posted by: sue
November 06, 2008, 04:40 PM

Previously we told you that there were to be several contests held to win the chance to attend the special tea party held by J.K. Rowling for the release of The Tales of Beedle the Bard next month. One such contest is from The Edinburgh Evening News, which launched this event last night. TheirContinued...

Felton Interviews

Tom Felton On Draco in "Half-Blood Prince" and "Deathly Hallows" Films

Posted by: Edward
November 04, 2008, 01:33 PM

The third part of an interview with Harry Potter actor Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) is now online from our friends at Feltbeats.com.  In this interview, Mr. Felton discusses more about his character in the films, as well as his experience while filming of the sixth film, "HarryContinued...

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Leaky Cauldron's November Event Round Up

Posted by: Edward
November 04, 2008, 12:53 PM

As it is now a new month, we have a host of new activities going on all over The Leaky Cauldron.  We have today the opening of two new book clubs, a communal holiday crafting event, and a brand new contest to bring you.

First up, our Harry Potter Book Club has started to read the sixth book in authorContinued...

Harry, A History

Harry, A History Updates: NYC Signing, Election Day, Spoiler Talk from Jo and More!

Harry, A History
Posted by: Melissa
November 02, 2008, 11:37 AM

Hi all! Harry, A  History comes out officially in two days and so far the reaction has been touching. Thank you! Some announcements:

First, I will have my first-ever booksigning at the Borders in Columbus Circle, Manhattan, this coming Wednesday at 7 p.m. I hopeContinued...

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