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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 »

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 »

A very Harry Christmas: A recap of Pottermore’s “Half-Blood Prince” release

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We recap the new moments released on Pottermore over the past 12 days. As a part of their Christmas treat, Pottermore users could solve daily riddles to reveal new moments on the site. Read More »

“Potter” items to be auctioned by Sotheby’s

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Got cash to burn? Exclusive "Potter" items are going up for auction next week! Read More »

Pricing dispute between Amazon, Hachette at an end

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The ongoing battle between Hachette Book Group and Amazon is finally at an end. The two companies recently reached a multi-year agreement for book sales. This is great news for readers since throughout the dispute, Amazon has been postponing the availability of books by the Hachette Group, including J.K. Rowling’s "The Silkworm", penned under pseudonym Robert Galbraith. Read More »

“Harry Potter” makes Groiler Club’s “One Hundred Books Famous in Children’s Literature”

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone just got a high honor! Almost as high as catching the Snitch! Read More »

Study conducted on the neuroscience of “Harry Potter”

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A recent psychological study describes what's happening in your brain when you're reading "Harry Potter." Do you think the middle cingulate gyrus area of the brain, associated with pain empathy, would be more active or less active while reading the Hogwarts saga? Only one way to find out! Read More »

Win a boxed set of “Harry Potter” novels illustrated by Jonny Duddle!

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The new "Harry Potter" editions illustrated by artist Jonny Duddle came out at the beginning of December in the UK. Now, Waterstones is offering YOU the chance to win a boxed paperback set of the books! Read More »

Video: “Sesame Street” meets “Harry Potter” in new parody segment

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These aren't your usual wizarding world monsters! "Sesame Street" character Cookie Monster plays the role of Furry Potter in a parody video of "Goblet of Fire"! Read More »

Dumbledore featured on Top Ten LGBT Characters in YA Literature list

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Albus Dumbledore has ranked #1 on a new list of the top ten LGBT characters in young adult literature. Find out the reasoning for his placement here. Read More »

Signed first edition of “Prisoner of Azkaban” sells for $6,749 – How much are YOUR books worth?

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With one copy of "Prisoner of Azkaban" recently having been sold for $6,749, it's time to find out how much YOUR books are worth! 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 »