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Bloomsbury, Scholastic to Release Updated “Fantastic Beasts” in 2017!

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When Bloomsbury UK announced its upcoming "Harry Potter" publication plans a few months ago, they mentioned that a new version of "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" would be released in the coming year. Now, more details about the release are available! Read More »

“Potter” Spotted at London Book Fair 2016

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In 2016, the annual London Book Fair featured Scholastic and Bloomsbury, US and UK publishers of the "Harry Potter" series; Little Brown, which publishes the UK editions of the "Cormoran Strike" series; and Templar Publishing, showcasing the "Harry Potter" coloring books. Read More »

UK Spy Agency Worked to Prevent “Half-Blood Prince” Leaking Online in 2005

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Remember the extreme security and the fear of leaks surrounding the release of the last few "Harry Potter" books? We’re now learning that even GCHQ, the UK’s secret intelligence agency, was involved in helping prevent "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" from leaking online in 2005. Read More »

First Look at Jim Kay’s Illustrated “Chamber of Secrets”!

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We're extremely excited here at MuggleNet today because the first look at Jim Kay's upcoming illustrated "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" has been revealed. The first fully illustrated book in the series, "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone/Sorcerer's Stone", was released last October, and since then, we've been waiting to learn more about the next in the series. Read More »

MuggleNet Celebrates Harry Potter Book Night

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Last week, Potterheads around the globe celebrated the second Harry Potter Book Night, the Bloomsbury/Scholastic initiative to ensure "Harry Potter" lives on for Always! Read More »

“Fantastic Beasts” Roundup: Eddie Redmayne and the Eddie Case

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Welcome to the latest installment of our "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" roundup, bringing you all the latest news from Newt Scamander's magical world - and beyond. Read More »

Cover Illustrator Revealed for Updated “Fantastic Beasts” Book, Plus Release Date

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Bloomsbury UK threw us all into an excited spin this week when the publisher revealed its packed publishing schedule for "Harry Potter" and "Fantastic Beasts" over the next few years. Among the announcements was the reveal that there would be an updated version of the much loved "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" textbook, first released back in 2001. Read More »

Bloomsbury Plans to Celebrate 20th “Potter” Anniversary

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In the lead-up to the release of the second illustrated book and following the second successful Harry Potter Book Night on February 4, Bloomsbury UK has revealed its upcoming "Potter" plans. With the 20th anniversary of "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" looming, plenty of plans are in place to celebrate this exciting anniversary. Read More »

Patronus Charm Voted Favorite Spell from “Harry Potter”

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As part of the celebrations for Harry Potter Book Night: A Night of Spells, Bloomsbury Children’s Books launched the first official global search to find the world’s favorite spell from the "Harry Potter" books. With over 2,700 votes, the Patronus Charm emerged in first place, followed closely by the Summoning Charm in second place with the Levitation Charm finishing in third. Read More »

Bloomsbury Launches Quest to Find the World’s Favorite Spell in Honor of Harry Potter Book Night!

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After last year's success, 2016's Harry Potter Book Night, an event organized by the British publisher of the "Harry Potter" novels, Bloomsbury, will soon be upon us! In honor of the occasion, the publisher is launching a global search for the world's favorite "Harry Potter" spell! Read More »

Big Bloomsbury Christmas Sale Includes “Harry Potter” Titles!

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Good news if you're on the hunt for the perfect Christmas present for your "Potter"-mad friend/family member, want an excuse to introduce someone to the "Potter" books, or just want to continue growing your own collection. Bloomsbury UK is hosting a big online Christmas sale at the moment, which includes the Jonny Duddle "Harry Potter" covers. Read More »

“A Night of Spells”: Bloomsbury Announces 2016 Harry Potter Book Night

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Bloomsbury has announced the theme for the 2016 Harry Potter Book Night. Read More »

UPDATED: Win a Copy of the Deluxe Illustrated Edition of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”

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Want to win a free copy of the new "Harry Potter" deluxe illustrated edition? Find out how! Read More »

Meet Jim Kay’s Model for Harry Potter!

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Illustrator Jim Kay's model for Harry Potter in the illustrated edition of "Sorcerer's Stone" has been revealed! Find out more about him here! Read More »

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

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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

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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!

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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!

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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 »