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Harry Potter Book Series Joining Amazon.com's Kindle Owners' Lending Library

Posted by: Edward
May 10, 2012, 10:59 AM

All seven Harry Potter books by author J. K. Rowling will soon be available on Amazon.com's Kindle Owners' Lending Library, where owners of the eBook device can borrow select titles right to their Kindle device without actually purchasing the book.  Set to be availableContinued...

Fans

Confirmed: Universal to Announce Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Japan (Updated)

Posted by: Edward
May 09, 2012, 03:50 PM

The LA Times is reporting that the Wizarding World of Harry Potter will make its way to Japan, with the announcement, set to be made official Thursday.  The report reads, in part:

The Osaka destination -- expected to begin construction in the next few weeks with a plannedContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling to be Awarded Freedom of the City of London on May 8

Posted by: Stephanie_J
April 26, 2012, 10:00 AM

J.K. Rowling will receive the Freedom of the City of London on Tuesday, May 8 for her services to children's literature, according to a press release from the City of London.

The ceremony will take place at the Mansion House, the official residence of London's Lord Mayor. She willContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Pottermore Now Available to All!

Posted by: Edward
April 14, 2012, 10:11 AM

Pottermore, J. K. Rowling's online Harry Potter experience, is now open to all wishing to join in on the experience.  The change was made early this morning in the UK and is indicated on the official website with the question "Are you magical?"  Users may sign up now, while actual invitations should start arriving--Continued...

Books

Pottermore Shop Now Open, Harry Potter eBooks and Digital Audio Books Available for First Time

Posted by: Stephanie_J
March 27, 2012, 09:08 AM

The official Pottermore shop was launched this morning, marking the first time that the Harry Potter books are available to buy in an eBook and digital audio book format.

This will be the only place to purchase digital copies of the Harry Potter series,Continued...

Charity

IQA Releases Special Hunger Games District 9 3/4 T-Shirt

Posted by: Edward
March 14, 2012, 04:58 PM

Our friends at the IQA, International Quidditch Association, have designed and released a special T-Shirt to add a bit of the Harry Potter style for the upcoming "Hunger Games" film release.  Available in both men's and women's sizes, the T-Shirt is made out of deep heather green soft-styleContinued...

Fans

Platform 9 3/4 Gets Permanent Location at King's Cross Station

Posted by: Stephanie_J
March 14, 2012, 10:41 AM

The Platform 9 3/4 display at King's Cross in London finally has a permanent location after being shuffled around for several years while the station underwent major renovations.

According to the Huffington Post, the popular pilgrimage site for Harry Potter fans - which featuresContinued...

Books

No Auction for J.K. Rowling's New Novel

Posted by: Melissa
February 23, 2012, 12:36 PM

Though it would seem that a new novel by J.K. Rowling, brought to a new publisher, would incite the mother of all bidding wars, an Associated Press report has indicated that there was no auction for the book.

Rowling's agent, Neil Blair, would not disclose financial details of the deal but said there had beenContinued...

Books

Bloomsbury to Publish Illustrated Versions of Harry Potter Books

Posted by: Melissa
February 23, 2012, 12:32 PM

In an Associated Press story about the new adult J.K. Rowling book, Bloomsbury has revealed future plans for the Harry Potter novels:

"...we intend to publish illustrated editions of all seven Harry Potter books in a rolling program from 2013 onwards in addition to our partnershipContinued...

Books

J.K. Rowling's Next Novel Announced, Written for Adults

Posted by: Melissa
February 23, 2012, 09:28 AM

UPDATE: jkrowling.com is being "refreshed and redesigned" and will be opened again later this spring. An e-mail list has been added to the Web site's interface for readers to subscribe to updates.

J.K. Rowling's agency, the Blair Partnership, announced this morning that the Harry Potter author will beContinued...

Movies

"Deathly Hallows: Part 2," Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe Up for Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards

Posted by: Stephanie_J
February 18, 2012, 08:07 PM

The nominees for Nickelodeon's annual Kids' Choice Awards have been announced, with several nominations for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" and its cast. The eighth "Harry Potter" film is up for Favorite Movie, while Daniel Radcliffe and EmmaContinued...

Misc

"Law Made Fun Through Harry Potter's Adventures" by Karen Morris and Bradley S. Carroll

Posted by: Stephanie_J
January 13, 2012, 09:29 PM

Can't get enough of Harry Potter? Curious about the Law?

Law Made Fun Through Harry Potter's Adventures
explores the intersection of Harry Potter's adventures and Muggle law (or the law of our society).

The book recounts vignettes from the Harry Potter series,Continued...

Contests

December Contest Winners Announced

Posted by: Stephanie_J
January 11, 2012, 11:21 PM

For Leaky's December contest, our team asked you to select any Hogwarts professor and reveal what they would see if they looked into the Mirror of Erised.

The winners have now been chosen, and their entries can be read at the bottom of this page. Congratulations to the following!

First Place: RC Kirzner
Second PlaceContinued...

Fans

Report: Second Harry Potter Theme Park Slated for Universal Studios Hollywood (Updated)

Posted by: Edward
November 30, 2011, 07:19 PM

The Wall Street Journal has just issued a report that the Universal Studios Hollywood will be the site of a second Wizarding World of Harry Potter type theme park in the coming years.  The article sites persons familiar with the plans and says an official announcementContinued...

Translations

Translated Selections from Harry Potter Novels Released Online

Posted by: Edward
November 29, 2011, 10:55 AM

Researchers at the University of Calgary have complied a one-of-a-kind collection of 70 translations of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" novels and have published selections from those translations online, reports the Vancouver Sun.  Geared to educators, students and Potter-fansContinued...

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