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   View interactive editions of the new "Philosophers Stone"0 Comments

Interactive editions of the upcoming Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone: Illustrative Edition has been released by Bloomsbury and Scholastic respectively.





The books will be released on October 6th, 2015.

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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 20:18.18 BST | Submit News | Tags: Bloomsbury, Scholastic

   Vote for your favourite Harry Potter spell!0 Comments

Bloomsbury are asking Harry Potter fans to vote for their favourite spell.

The vote is to celebrate Harry Potter Book Night on Thursday 4th February and the poll closes on Tuesday 2nd February.

Vote by clicking here.

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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 19:42.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: Bloomsbury

   Favourite Potter spell revealed0 Comments

In an update to my previous newspost, it has been announced that the most favourite Harry Potter spell is.....


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1. Patronus Charm

2. Summoning Charm

3. Levitation Charm

4. Disarming Charm

5. Wand-Lighting Charm

6. Unlocking Charm

7. Killing Curse

8. Sectumsempra

9. Memory Charm

10. Boggart-Banishing Spell


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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 16:43.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: Bloomsbury

   Bloomsbury announces plans to celebrate 20 years of Potter0 Comments

In a new press release, Bloomsbury has announced their plans to celebrate 20 years since the release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

On a revised Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them book:


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Following on from news of the release of the film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Bloomsbury announces it is publishing a brand new edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, to include new content from J.K. Rowling, in early 2017.



On new illustrated Harry Potter novels:


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In addition, Bloomsbury will commission three new illustrators to create lavish, full-colour illustrated editions of J.K. Rowling’s three Hogwarts Library books, starting with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in autumn 2017, The Tales of Beedle the Bard in 2018 and Quidditch Through the Ages in 2019. Illustrator announcements will follow in due course.



On releasing four new Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone house-editions:


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To tie in with the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in June 2017 Bloomsbury will be publishing four special editions of the first book in the series, their liveries representing each of the four Hogwarts houses. Bloomsbury will also be running a programme of activities and celebrations throughout the year to mark the landmark anniversary.


How exciting!

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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 18:40.49 BST | Submit News | Tags: Bloomsbury

   "Fantastic Beasts" new cover revealed0 Comments

Bloomsbury has revealed that a new cover for the 2001 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them book will be created by illustrator, Jonny Duddle.

It is due to be released by Bloomsbury on February 9, 2017.

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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 08:05.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: Bloomsbury

   New edition of "Fantastic Beasts" to be released0 Comments

A new edition of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them book will be released by both Bloomsbury and Scholastic on March 14, 2017.

Scholastic US:


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SCHOLASTIC TO PUBLISH NEW EDITION OF FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM IN 2017

Scholastic is pleased to announce the publication of a new edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in 2017. Publishing on March 14, 2017, the book will contain a new foreword from J.K. Rowling, a new cover design and original illustrations and doodles by J.K. Rowling throughout. Originally released in paperback by Scholastic in 2001, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by fictitious author Newt Scamander (a character from J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World), was published to benefit Comic Relief, a U.K.-based charity organization. The new edition will also benefit Comic Relief.


An approved textbook at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry since publication, Newt Scamander’s masterpiece has entertained wizarding families through the generations. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an indispensable introduction to the magical beasts of the wizarding world.


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is the inspiration for the Warner Bros. film of the same name which will open in theaters in the U.S. on November 18, 2016. Scholastic recently announced that it will also publish the original screenplay of the Fantastic Beasts film written by J.K. Rowling on November 19th in the U.S. and Canada.



Bloomsbury UK:


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BLOOMSBURY TO PUBLISH NEW EDITION OF FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM IN 2017

Bloomsbury are pleased to announce the publication of a new edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in 2017.

Publishing on 14th March 2017 the book will contain a new foreword from J.K. Rowling and a new jacket illustrated by Jonny Duddle. The book will also contain black and white illustrations throughout by Tomislav Tomić.

An approved textbook at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry since publication, Newt Scamander’s masterpiece has entertained wizarding families through the generations. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an indispensable introduction to the magical beasts of the wizarding world.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is the inspiration for the Warner Bros. film of the same name which will open in cinemas from November 2016.


How exciting!

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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 19:12.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: Fantastic Beasts, Bloomsbury, Scholastic

   Pre-order deluxe "Chamber of Secrets"0 Comments

Bloomsbury have announced that Jim Kay's Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Illustrated Edition will also be available as a deluxe version, costing £150.


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This beautiful, deluxe edition of J.K. Rowling’s timeless classic features an opulent page size and an exclusive pull-out double gatefold; intricate foiled line art by Jim Kay on the real cloth cover and slipcase; gilt edges on premium grade paper; head and tail bands and two ribbon markers – the ultimate must-have edition for any Potter fan, collector or bibliophile.




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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 17:45.22 BST | Submit News | Tags: Chamber of Secrets, Bloomsbury, Jim Kay

   Bloomsbury announces 2017 Potter book theme night0 Comments

Bloomsbury has announced details to their 2017 Harry Potter Book Night.


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We are excited to announce The Professors of Hogwarts as the theme for Harry Potter Book Night 2017. They say that the influence of a good teacher can never be erased so who better to celebrate on Harry Potter Book Night 2017 than those who taught Harry Potter and his friends many magical skills. Whether it was the suave charm of Gilderoy Lockhart or the dark complexity Severus Snape, many of the professors of Hogwarts had a huge impact on Harry Potter’s adventures at Hogwarts.

So, make a date in your diary for Thursday 2nd February 2017 when once again, fans of all ages will have the chance to celebrate J.K. Rowling’s wonderful series – and pass the magic on to young readers who haven’t yet discovered these unforgettable books.


You can register by clicking here. You must do so before 30th November.

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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 08:35.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: Bloomsbury

   New Potter book covers released0 Comments

Bloomsbury have released the new book covers for J. K. Rowling's The Tales of Beedle the Bard and Quidditch Through the Ages.

Both covers have been designed by Jonny Duddle.





The books have a RRP of £5.99 and can be purchased online for £5.39.


 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 17:47.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: Bloomsbury, Jonny Duddle

   Harry Potter illustrated box set0 Comments

To coincide with the recent release of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets illustrated by Jim Kay, Bloomsbury has today released a special box set of the first two books.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets have both been illustrated by Jim Kay and now come in an exclusive slip case.



The box set can be purchased for £54 via the Bloomsbury website, by clicking here.

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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 19:22.37 BST | Submit News | Tags: Bloomsbury

   New Hogwarts Library Box Set released0 Comments

Bloomsbury has released an updated Hogwarts Library Box Set.

Priced at £31.50 the box set can be purchased online.


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A gorgeous new edition of the Hogwarts Library containing three much loved classics from the wizarding world. These handsome hardback editions feature stunning jacket art by Jonny Duddle and beautiful interior illustrations by Tomislav Tomic make irresistible reading for all Potter fans, wizards and Muggles. A treasure trove of magical facts and fairy tales, the Hogwarts Library is an essential companion to the Harry Potter series.








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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 19:19.52 BST | Submit News | Tags: Bloomsbury

   Pottermore to release official Book Club0 Comments

Pottermore has announced that they are going to set up an official World Book Club to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

The World Book Club will be free and is in association with Bloomsbury and Scholastic.


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The Wizarding World Book Club kicks off in June, and to take part you just need to read (or re-read) a Harry Potter book each month – or more, as the books get longer. You can then join in a conversation about it on Twitter, or simply check Pottermore to learn more about each story.

Whether you’re a newcomer, or have read the books a thousand times over, the Wizarding World Book Club is the place for everyone to join the discussion on each of the seven Harry Potter stories.

There will be many ways to participate too. Each week, a new theme from the Harry Potter stories will be discussed over on Pottermore’s brand new Wizarding World Book Club Twitter account, @WWBookClub.


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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 16:42.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: Bloomsbury, Scholastic, Pottermore

   Harry Potter: A History0 Comments

Tickets are now available for the British Library's Harry Potter: A History event.


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Have you ever wanted to delve into Divination, ponder the peculiarities of Potions and discover enchanting creatures? Now you can.

We unveil rare books, manuscripts and magical objects from the British Library’s collection, capturing the traditions of folklore and magic which are at the heart of the Harry Potter stories. Marvel at original drafts and drawings by J.K. Rowling and illustrator Jim Kay, both on display for the first time.

See the gargantuan 16th–century Ripley Scroll that explains how to create a Philosopher’s Stone. Gaze at Sirius in the night sky as imagined by medieval astronomers. Encounter hand-coloured pictures of dragons, unicorns and a phoenix rising from the flames.

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone with this extraordinary new addition to J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World.

In partnership with Bloomsbury.


The event will take place from Friday 20th October 2017 until Wednesday 28th February 2018.

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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 18:19.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: Bloomsbury, The British Library

   Potter book covers released0 Comments

Bloomsbury has released the books covers for the two tie-in books accompanying the #BLHarryPotter Exhibition at The British Library this October.



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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 16:05.12 BST | Submit News | Tags: Bloomsbury

   Cover released for the deluxe illustrated "Fantastic Beasts" book0 Comments

Bloomsbury has updated its website with book covers for both the standard and deluxe edition of the Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them book.

Written by J. K. Rowling and illustrated by Olivia Lomenech Gill , the books will cost £17.50 and £84 from the Bloomsbury website.





You can take a sneak-peek of the books which will be released on November 7th, by clicking here.

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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 14:09.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: Fantastic Beasts, Bloomsbury

   Illustrated edition of "Beedle the Bard" to be released!0 Comments

Bloomsbury Children’s Books announce Chris Riddell as the artist who will create stunning images for an illustrated edition of J.K. Rowling’sThe Tales of Beedle the Bard sold in aid of the author’s international children’s charity Lumos.

Publishing on 2nd October 2018, this classic from the Wizarding World will be gloriously reimagined in a large colour gift edition by the multi-award-winning Riddell. He will mix his signature, beautiful watercolour with line and tonal illustrations, capturing the spirit of J.K. Rowling’s ingenious text with his trademark wit and elegance.

Chris Riddell is a bestselling author/illustrator and former Waterstones Children’s Laureate. On being commissioned for this project Chris said, “To be invited into the world of Harry Potter is an immense honour and incredibly exciting. These fairy tales are vivid and beautifully crafted and will resonate in the sumptuous format Bloomsbury have given me. But the true joy has been to discover the richness and texture of Dumbledore’s footnotes. I can’t wait to pull on my robes and begin my tenure as a supply teacher at Hogwarts!”

Rebecca McNally, Children’s Publishing Director, said of Chris’s selection: “It takes extraordinary skill and imagination to illustrate J.K. Rowling’s highly inventive and original book, which has both wonderful, classic-feeling fairy tales and the inimitable, witty and subversive notes of Albus Dumbledore. There was only ever going to be one person for this job – it just had to be the once-in-a-lifetime talent of Chris Riddell.”

Chris Riddell is an award-winning illustrator and acclaimed political cartoonist. He is currently the only artist to have won the Kate Greenaway Medal three times, most recently for his illustrations in Neil Gaiman’s The Sleeper and the Spindle. Chris Riddell was Waterstones Children’s Laureate from 2015 to 2017 and has recently been announced as a Booktrust Ambassador. Chris has illustrated the work of many celebrated children’s authors, including five Neil Gaiman titles. He is the author of the bestselling Goth Girl and Ottoline series and co-creator of the much-loved The Edge Chronicles.

Riddell joins fellow Greenaway winner Jim Kay and fine artist Olivia Lomenech Gill in a world-class team of illustration talent chosen to create colour illustrated editions of J.K. Rowling’s work.

The Tales of Beedle the Bard was first published in 2008. An essential read for any Harry Potter fan, it contains five classic fairy tales, including ‘The Tale of the Three Brothers’, which plays a key role in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Translated from the original runes by Hermione Granger, the tales are introduced by J.K. Rowling. Also included are Professor Albus Dumbledore’s notes on each tale, which appear by kind permission of the Hogwarts Archives. The Tales of Beedle the Bard is published in aid of Lumos, J.K. Rowling’s international children’s charity, which works to improve the lives of disadvantaged children around the world.

The Tales of Beedle the Bard Illustrated Edition by J.K. Rowling, illustrated by Chris Riddell

Published in hardback on 2nd October 2018 (£25:00 / 160pp / 9781408898673)

Deluxe edition also available (£120:00 / 9781408899366)


 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 15:00.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: Bloomsbury, The Tales of Beedle the Bard