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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

“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 »

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 »

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 »

“Harry Potter” contender in UAE Favorite Book campaign

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"Harry Potter", as we all know, is clearly a series that means a lot to readers, and for different reasons. But one thing is certain - and that is that the popularity of the series means that it is consistently featured on lists of favorite books. Read More »

“Harry Potter” exhibition coming to Texas A&M Medical Sciences Library

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An exhibition titled "Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine" is set to open at the Texas A&M Medical Sciences Library this fall. Find out more here. Read More »

Kindle Unlimited launched by Amazon, includes “Potter”

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For those of you with a Kindle, you might have been thinking that a subscription service for books would be something you would appreciate. Well, Amazon might have the answer for you, with their own "Netflix for books." After launching Kindle Unlimited in America over the summer, Amazon has now launched the service in the UK. 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 »

“Harry Potter” illustrator Jonny Duddle to appear at Lancaster Castle

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Are you excited for the new Bloomsbury editions of the "Harry Potter" books? Well, now is your chance to meet the illustrator, Jonny Duddle, in person! Read More »

Pottermore content of new Bloomsbury editions revealed

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Bloomsbury's newest editions of the "Harry Potter" books have UNRELEASED content, and we have the details! Find out more HERE! Read More »