March 29th, 2023

Alleged poem by J.K. Rowling from 2001

An alleged poem by J.K. Rowling, written in August 2001, is set to be auctioned tomorrow. The poem was in response to fan mail from someone asking when the next Harry Potter book would be released. In the poem, Rowling apologizes for not finishing book five yet, but explains that it’s because “Goblet of Fire” […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #66 · June 2022

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone 25th Anniversary Edition: Review

Monday. 2.30 pm. I was having a delicious plate of pasta carbonara when my bell rang. I did not know who could be ringing at lunch time, but I opened the door anyway. A young postman handed me a rectangular envelope; I thanked him and returned to the living room. I was about to keep […]

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April 7th, 2022

Programme from J.K. Rowling first public appearence: Wyedean School, December 1978

The Rowling Library is proud to own this original programme for a Christmas Concert at Wyedean School, where J.K. Rowling was a notable student. The event “An Evening of Words and Music” was on December 13, 14 and 15, 1978. Joanne Rowling (13 years old at the time), together with Fiona Ashley and Lisa Ashley, […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #54 · June 2021

The Opening of the Harry Potter Store in New York

The COVID pandemic caused struggles all around the world, and some of them were delays in projects that were planned to open in 2020. It affected the Wizarding World in several ventures, such as Fantastic Beasts 3, Cursed Child productions around the globe, and the official Harry Potter Store in New York. After many months […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #51 · March 2021

Record price for Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: Interview with Jeremy Padawer

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was published back in 1997, and the original hardback edition was limited to only 500 copies (which almost half of them went to public libraries in the United Kingdom). These copies, or at least the few that remain, are highly desired by collectors who want to have a piece […]

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August 14th, 2017

Donate to Lumos and this 1 in 10 copy of Fantastic Beasts can be yours

Lumos, J.K. R0wling’s non-profit organization that works to help the millions of children in institutions worldwide regain their right to a family, has launched a new campaign to raise money. It aims at Harry Potter fans – the perks that you can get by donating are really interesting. While the grand prize is an all-paid visit […]

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November 5th, 2016

Handwritten copy of The Tales of Beedle the Bard to be auctioned

Barry Cunningham, who was working for Bloomsbury in 1996, was one of the people who discovered Harry Potter. He signed J.K. Rowling for the publishing house – and published Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone the next year.

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #1 · November 2016

Order of the Phoenix: BookExpo America Edition

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2003) was the first book of the saga that was a commercial success. Even though Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2000) had already been a success in sales (having an initial print run of nearly 4 million copies), the fifth book once more broke records: […]

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December 2nd, 2015

Three signed copies of The Tales of Beedle the Bard as perks for Lumos Campaign

Lumos, the international non-profit organisation founded by J.K. Rowling to help countries reform their services for disadvantaged children, has launched a new crowdfunding campaign to purchase special equipment so children with disabilities can go to school. Among the perks, there are three signed copies of The Tales of Beedle the Bard.

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November 13th, 2015

More Harry Potter books to be auctioned by Sotheby’s on December 15

The deluxe edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone signed by Jo and Jim is not the only one book to be auctioned by Sotheby’s next month. The Sotheby’s English Literature, History, Children’s Books, and Illustrations 15 December 2015 includes 7 Harry Potter lots, besides the deluxe edition. 

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November 13th, 2015

Deluxe edition signed by J.K. Rowling and Jim Kay to be auctioned by Sotheby’s

On December 15th, Sotheby’s will auction a very special copy of the recently published deluxe illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Why so special? This copy, besides to be the first printed copy of this edition, is signed by Jim Kay, the illustrator, and J.K. Rowling herself. J. K. Rowling writes “The […]

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May 27th, 2015

Four Harry Potter books in new Sotheby’s auction

The Library of an English Bibliophile, Part IV is the upcoming auction held by Sotheby’s, next June 4th, at 10:30 London Time. Alongside a signed first edition of The Hobbit and a first edition of The Wind in the Willows, there are four lots with books written by our favourite author J.K. Rowling. The first […]

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April 8th, 2015

Tomorrow: A few Harry Potter books on auction at Bloomsbury House

A quick reminder: in 13 hours from now (April 9, 13:00 GMT) ends  20th Century Books and Works on Paper Auction, which will have place at Bloomsbury House, and has a few Harry Potter lots which I found interesting. It is a great chance because there are Harry Potter signed books without any bid yet, so one […]

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March 30th, 2015

Two originals by Cliff Wright for Auction at Hay Castle

The restoration project for Hay Castle, is organizing an Art Auction to raise funds. The auction includes two originals from Cliff Wright, the illustrator for the original British editions of The Chamber of Secrets and The Prisoner of Azkaban. The first one is the original pen and watercolour of Harry Potter and the Quidditch Match […]

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January 22nd, 2015

Signed edition of The Goblet of Fire is part of National Book Auctions on eBay

This signed first edition of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire can be yours. The book is part of Books, Art and Ephemera, a live auction on Sunday, January 25th through eBay website. The 494 books are offered by National Book Auctions. The auction of the Harry Potter book starts at $10, though the seller’s estimate is […]

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December 4th, 2014

Two Harry Potter lots to be auctioned by Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s is having a sale, to be held on December 9, which features some Harry Potter items. The first lot is #270 and includes a full set of signed books, some of them signed for Sarah Odedina, who worked in Bloomsbury when the first Harry Potter books were published. Link to Lot #270. The second […]

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May 8th, 2014

First edition Harry Potter books fetch £11,000

The Scotsman reports that a set of seven Harry Potter books were auctioned at Lyon & Turnbull in Edinburgh. The set, that included a card signed by J.K. Rowling fetched £11,250.

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