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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 »

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 »

Will “Career of Evil” Parallel “Prisoner of Azkaban” Format? The Hogwarts Professor sSays YES!

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The Cormoran Strike mystery series by Rowling's alter ego, Robert Galbraith, poses some striking resemblances to the Hogwarts Saga. Hogwarts Professor and MuggleNet Academia co-host, John Granger, shares his analysis and predictions of the third book, 'Career of Evil.' Read More »

Ediciones Salamandra Releases New Spanish-Language Editions of “Harry Potter”

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Spanish Publishers, in conjunction with Ediciones Salamandra, has just this month released new Spanish-language editions of all seven "Harry Potter" books. Read More »

Grade 4 Class Adapts “Prisoner of Azkaban” into Their Own Movie!

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Over the years, we've seen many variations of "Harry Potter" adapted into different forms, proving how well loved the fandom is all across the world: We of course have seen the release of the eight Warner Bros. movies, along with Starkid's "A Very Potter Musical" productions, Potter Puppet Pals YouTube videos, the "Potted Potter" stage show, etc. Now, a group of Grade 4 school children have taken it upon themselves to create their own version! Read More »

UPDATED: 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 »

Pottermore Releases “Deathly Hallows”!

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Today, Pottermore announced that they had opened "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" to be explored on the site! 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 »

Tribute to the Magic Tree Bookstore

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Ownership of the Magic Tree, an independent bookstore in the western Chicago suburb of Oak Park, Illinois, is changing hands. MuggleNet held two "Harry Potter" book release parties in coordination with the Magic Tree and has compiled stories and details of the Magic Tree's impressive 30-year existence. 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 »

MuggleNet’s Ordinary Wizarding Level Examinations (OWLs) return in June

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The MuggleNet OWLs are returning in June... will you be ready for the challenge? Read More »

EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Alli Arnold from Auctionata on rare “Harry Potter” books

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On March 30, Auctionata will be auctioning a rare first edition "Chamber of Secrets" and "Prisoner of Azkaban" novel. In anticipation of this event, we spoke with the Antiques & Collectibles specialist for this sale, Alli Arnold, and picked her brain on the world of auctioning and the significance of the two novels in question. 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 »

Bryony Evens talks pushing for “Philosopher’s Stone” to get published!

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Our friends over at Always J.K. Rowling recently spoke with Bryony Evens, one of the first people to read the beginning chapters of "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" before it had been published. They've shared their interview with Bryony so that the fans of Harry, Jo, and the "Potter" series can understand what it was like picking up that book, not knowing how much her life was about to change! Read More »

Calling all UK owners of first and rare editions of “Harry Potter” books!

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Do you own a rare or first edition of the Harry Potter books, or know someone who does? You could have the chance to be on a new game show! Read More »

Czech translator for “Harry Potter” books dies at 63

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We are saddened to report that Pavel Medek, Czech translator of the "Harry Potter" books, has recently passed away at the age of 63. He was known as one of the leading translators from English to Czech, the "Harry Potter" books being what he was most famous for translating. Read More »

“Harry Potter” series now available to read on Oyster!

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Up until now, the "Harry Potter" e-books have only been available via Pottermore. Now, Oyster, which is a subscription service for e-books, can offer you all seven "Harry Potter" books, plus all three Hogwarts library books - which includes "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them"! Read More »