UK Fans Can Become “Harry Potter Spotters” with Bloomsbury!


Do you want to be a Harry Potter Spotter? Bloomsbury is teaming up with children's charity Kids in Museums and the "Telegraph" to launch a special sort of competition for UK-based "Harry Potter" fans. Read More »

Everything MuggleNet Loves About “Harry Potter Illustrated”

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It's been approximately 24 hours since the release of Jim Kay's illustrated edition of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone". If you're anything like us, you've spent the best part of the past day devouring every inch of the book and will already have you favorite moments, sketches, and characters. Read More »

Video: Jim Kay Explains His Creative Process


The mind behind the magic of the long-awaited illustrated edition of "Harry Potter and the Philosopher'/Sorcerer's Stone", Jim Kay has taken us behind the scenes into his creative studio in a recent interview! Read More »

The Great Big “Harry Potter” Fansite Interview with Jim Kay

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Today is the day that the illustrated edition of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" finally hits the shelves. To celebrate, Bloomsbury invited MuggleNet and other "Harry Potter" fansites to submit questions for an interview with Jim Kay. Read More »

New Interview with Jim Kay – Plus, See His Snape, Dumbledore, and More!


If we were excited on Friday when we saw Jim Kay's Professor McGonagall and the Great Hall for the first time, by now we're practically OVERCOME with anticipation of the illustrated edition's release this Tuesday. Although it seems almost impossible to wait another minute, we can try to fend off desperation by reading several new interviews with artist Jim Kay - AND finally seeing how he has rendered Severus Snape and Albus Dumbledore. Read More »

New Images from Jim Kay’s Illustrated Edition Released!


We're just days away from the publication of the highly anticipated illustrated version of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone", but while we wait, the "Telegraph" has got several new images to tide you over! Read More »

J.K. Rowling Provides Quote for Upcoming Illustrated Edition by Jim Kay!

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Earlier today, BuzzFeed shared some new pictures from the highly anticipated Illustrated Edition of "Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone" - as well as a new quote from J.K. Rowling and a video exploring Jim Kay's illustration process. Read More »

Interactive Cover for Illustrated “Harry Potter” Released

Jim Kay Illustrated Edition - Featured Image

Now that it's September, it's not long until the highly anticipated illustrated edition of "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone" is released across the world. Bloomsbury is releasing the book, which is illustrated by Jim Kay, in the UK, and Scholastic in the US. Read More »

UPDATED: Pre-Order Jim Kay’s Illustrated Edition of “Harry Potter” and Get a Free Tote Bag!

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Have you been looking forward to the upcoming edition of "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone", illustrated by Jim Kay? Have you already pre-ordered from Bloomsbury? Read More »

Video: Meet Harry’s First Publisher


We all know where Harry's story starts, on that train from Manchester to London, and how J.K. Rowling found herself an agent after numerous attempts, before David Heyman picked up the book for film production. But how much do you know about the man who decided to publish the first book? Read More »

Step Inside of Jim Kay’s Diagon Alley Now at Seven Stories!

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We are all eagerly anticipating the release of "Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: Illustrated Edition", and now those who live in the North East of England can view one of the original pieces of artwork up close at Seven Stories! Also, find out which other "Harry Potter" illustrator is set to make a guest appearance at Seven Stories! Read More »

Bloomsbury Announces Deluxe Edition of Illustrated “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”

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While we all eagerly await the fully illustrated edition of the first "Harry Potter" book, set to be released in October, Bloomsbury has announced something exciting for collectors - there will be a deluxe edition of the book. Read More »

UPDATED: Bloomsbury UK to release new “Potter” adult hardback editions


Of course the big news today from Bloomsbury UK was that the successful Harry Potter Book Night would once again be taking place next February, giving us plenty of time to prepare. Bloomsbury also revealed that they would be releasing new hardback adult editions of the complete series this coming August, in the UK. Read More »

2016 Harry Potter Book Night Announced by Bloomsbury UK!


Bloomsbury UK has just announced that the second Harry Potter Book Night will take place in 2016. The first Harry Potter Book Night took place earlier this year, and MuggleNet was lucky to be involved in the Waterstones's Piccadilly event, alongside illustrator Jonny Duddle. Read More »

MuggleNet Preview: “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” Illustrated Edition

Jim Kay's Harry Potter

We're sure many of you have already pre-ordered a copy of the upcoming illustrated edition of "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone". But for those of you who are undecided, here are our first thoughts after a recent preview of the finished book. Read More »

Bloomsbury UK releases new Jim Kay illustration!

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We're all very excited about the first fully illustrated "Harry Potter" book that is being released later this year, which will be illustrated by Jim Kay. Today, May 20, Bloomsbury UK released another in the build up to the book's release. Read More »

US and UK covers for Jim Kay-illustrated edition revealed!

Jim Kay Illustrated Edition - Featured Image

We just saw some artwork from the long-awaited illustrated edition of "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" earlier this month, and now Bloomsbury has revealed the book's gorgeous cover! Read More »

Bloomsbury releases Flourish & Blotts image from upcoming illustrated edition!

Flourish & Blotts - Jim Kay RGB

Today Bloomsbury revealed the latest image from the upcoming "Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: Illustrated Edition", illustrated by Jim Kay. The new illustration is of Flourish & Blotts and joins six other previously released illustrations. Read More »

Philip Errington on the “Potter” publishing history and new book “J.K. Rowling: A Bibliography”


Last year we announced that Bloomsbury UK would be publishing an academic bibliography of J.K. Rowling called "J.K. Rowling: A Bibliography 1997 -2003". The book, by Philip Errington, was released yesterday, February 26, and our friends over at Always J.K. Rowling have an exclusive interview with the author. Read More »

MuggleNet celebrates Harry Potter Book Night!

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We were very excited when Bloomsbury UK announced the first ever Harry Potter Book Night toward the end of last year. Since we learned about the event, we've all been planning how to celebrate our favorite boy wizard and where the magic all started, with bookstores and libraries across the UK - and the world - putting on events on February 5. Read More »