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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 »

Bloomsbury UK to release new “Potter” adult hardback editions

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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!

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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

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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!

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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!

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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”

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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 »

Where will YOU be on Harry Potter Book Night?

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With less than two weeks until Harry Potter Book Night, venues across the UK (and a few in the US!) are making preparations for an evening of "Potter" activities. With so many awesome events going on, it will be hard to choose which one to attend - but we know you'll make it through somehow. To help you out, we've compiled a list of all of the celebrations we've heard about so far... Read More »

Into the Pensieve: Reading “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”

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MuggleNet staffers recall their first time reading the book that started it all, ahead of Bloomsbury's upcoming #HarryPotterBookNight. Read More »

Waterstone’s Piccadilly to host Harry Potter Book Night

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Waterstone's Piccadilly has announced their plans for Harry Potter Book Night! All the details here. Read More »

Bloomsbury UK reveals four exclusive Jim Kay illustrations!

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We're all very excited about the fully illustrated editions of the "Harry Potter" novels that Bloomsbury is releasing, beginning later this year with "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone: Illustrated Edition". In anticipation of the release, Bloomsbury has released four exclusive images from the first book. Read More »

Bring magic to your Harry Potter Book Night!

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With less than four weeks before we take part in Bloomsbury's Harry Potter Book Night, we thought we'd offer some tips on how you can make your own Harry Potter Book Night a magical one! Read More »

Harry Potter Book Night: One month to go!

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Bloomsbury is just a few weeks away from celebrating its very first Harry Potter Book Night. And naturally, we couldn't resist joining in the fun! Read More »

Quiz: Who is your Hogwarts best friend?

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This fun new quiz, created in celebration of the lovely new covers by artist Jonny Duddle, will help you figure out whom you would've been chummy with during your years at Hogwarts. Since everyone at MuggleNet laments their name not being on that magical list, some of us decided to take the quiz ourselves and share the results, plus what antics we would surely get up to with our Hogwarts best friend. Read More »

UPDATED: Bloomsbury launches Harry Potter Book Night!

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Today Bloomsbury Children's Books has announced some rather exciting news - they are launching a new Harry Potter Book Night! The first Harry Potter Book Night will take place on February 5, 2015. Read More »

Illustrator Jonny Duddle on taking on the “Harry Potter” challenge

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Jonny Duddle’s new "Harry Potter" covers were released a week ago by Bloomsbury UK. The new covers aim to give the "Potter" books another life and appeal to a new, younger readership who may be discovering them for the first time. The "Telegraph" posted an interview with Jonny over the weekend, which included some interesting thoughts about Jonny's working process, including how he tried to make the characters look their age. Read More »

REVIEW: Bloomsbury “reinvents” the “Harry Potter” children’s editions

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Bloomsbury's new children's editions of the "Harry Potter" series are released tomorrow. Find out MuggleNet's thoughts on the redesign, inside and out, in our review. Read More »

Bloomsbury to hold “Harry Potter” book cover photo op

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Have you ever wanted the chance to be featured on a "Harry Potter" book cover? Well, now is the time! Bloomsbury has teamed up with the Platform Nine and Three Quarters shop in London to hold an event THIS Saturday (August 30) at King's Cross station for people to have their picture taken in front of a giant version of the latest "Philosopher's Stone" cover. Read More »