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Bidding Open for Book Aid Auction

Posted by: sue
October 13, 2008, 04:10 PM

As we reported previously, actors Alan Rickman (Snape) and Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid) have donated inscribed books for a new charity auction being held to help those in need in sub-Saharan Africa. Bidding for the Book Aid International "Books Change Lives" auction has now opened via Ebay which runs now until OctoberContinued...

Products

Dumbledore's Thick Woolen Socks

Posted by: sue
October 12, 2008, 05:26 AM

Readers will recall back in May we first learned of new Half-Blood Prince promo images on a new product, Harry Potter wool from the Opal Sock Yarn company. Opal has now updated their site with images of finished knitted socks made with this new Harry Potter yarn (also available here in our galleries.) This editorContinued...

Harry, A History

Harry, A History: On Harrys' Survival

Harry, A History
Posted by: Melissa
October 09, 2008, 02:47 PM

Check out the Harry, A History website today for another bit from Jo, this time extending what she has previously said about Harry’s survival, and the reasons for it; war veterans, rebuilding, and moral choices, all at the link. (This is discussed on this week’s PotterCast.) Harry comes out on NovemberContinued...

Charity

Robbie Coltrane, Alan Rickman Contribute to New Book Aid International Auction

Posted by: sue
October 09, 2008, 02:46 PM

Contributions from two actors in the Harry Potter film series will be part of a new charity auction from Book Aid International. The “Book Change Lives” auction will begin next week, with proceeds to benefit Book Aid International’s work in sub-SaharanContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

"Half-Blood Prince," "Deathly Hallows" Amazon UK Top Sellers of All Time

Posted by: sue
October 07, 2008, 11:16 AM

Amazon is celebrating ten years of online retailing this year, and as such, Amazon.co.uk has released a list of the top-selling books over this period. The Bookseller reports that the two top spots for the UK branch of the retailer are held by books from author J.K. Rowling: NumberContinued...

J.K. Rowling

UK Harry Potter Audio Book Ad Campaigns and Photos Now Online

Posted by: sue
October 03, 2008, 02:56 AM

Hoop Associates, a company based in the UK, has posted online a host of behind the scenes marketing and photo shoots used in the marketing of the Harry Potter audio books. At this link, you can see many new rare behind the scenes photos of Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, along with narratorContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J. K. Rowling Tops Forbes List of Authors for 2008

Posted by: Edward
October 01, 2008, 07:28 PM

Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling is once again atop a list from Forbes.com. The online version of the financial magazine just released their annual ranking of The World’s Best Paid Authors, with the Harry Potter author being ranked at the top of the list. Tracking the time period betweenContinued...

Books

Celebrate and Read a Challenged Book

Posted by: sue
October 01, 2008, 04:01 PM

Earlier this week, our Melissa posted a reminder that this week is Banned Book Week here in the US. This is an issue near and dear to all of us here at Leaky, and many of us are meeting this week by reading and reflecting on those books that have been banned or challenged. Thanks much to TLC’s projectContinued...

Harry Potter and the Philosophers / Sorcerers Stone

New Cover Art for Scholastic's "Sorcerer's Stone" Paperback

Posted by: sue
September 30, 2008, 01:17 AM

Scholastic, the US publishers of the Harry Potter novels, have released some new artwork for the paperback of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Thanks to TLC reader Beth, we can now see a scan of the new cover art that shows Hagrid, Ollivander and Harry. This paperback editionContinued...

PotterCast

PotterCast 167: The Truth About the Veil... and Dobby's Eyes

Posted by: Edward
September 30, 2008, 01:13 AM


It is back to the regular format of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast this week for our 167th episode of Harry Potter news, discussion, and more. Sue opens up this episode with the latest in Harry Potter news, including updates on a number of the Harry Potter cast, the city of EdinburghContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Cover Art for "Deathly Hallows" Paperback

Posted by: sue
September 29, 2008, 10:33 PM

Earlier this month we told you that the US paperback edition of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows would be published by Scholastic on July 7, 2009. A high res photo of the cover for the book is available here in our image galleries, with the cover the same as the hardback edition of book seven, but nowContinued...

Books

Support Harry: Read Banned Books

Posted by: Melissa
September 29, 2008, 05:50 PM

It’s Banned Books Week, a special time for us at Leaky as Harry Potter fans, as for most of the last decade Harry has been among the most challenged books published. It remains one of the most opposed stories in history, and shares company with Toni Morrison’s Beloved, Maya Angelou’s I Know WhyContinued...

Harry, A History

Harry, A History: JKR on Veil Murmurs and More

Harry, A History
Posted by: Melissa
September 26, 2008, 02:11 AM

Hey all: As mentioned here before, my forthcoming book, Harry, A History, features a foreword by and interview with J.K. Rowling. A large portion of our lengthy interview did not make it into the book, so I’m posting interview outtakes and info on the book’s site regularly. The latest postContinued...

Education

Battling Voldemort, 101

Posted by: sue
September 26, 2008, 12:48 AM

In the past, we've told you about the rise in popularity of collegiate level course on the Harry Potter Series. Tonight, MTV has a new piece online, focusing on the classes being taught at Swarthmore College. In particular, one class "Battling Against Voldemort" is proving so popular, the article note that "a lottery determinesContinued...

Harry Potter and the Philosophers / Sorcerers Stone

Leaky Coverage of Cover-to-Cover Day

Posted by: Melissa
September 24, 2008, 03:09 PM

Leaky was on hand at yesterday’s cover-to-cover celebration of the 10-year-anniversary of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone; in addition to the many great photos sent to us by readers, we have now added a bunch of our own starting on this page in the gallery. Also, enjoy the following videoContinued...

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