September 21st, 2023

The Empire State Building to light up in Hogwarts House Colors on September 27th (free books and butterbeer on the Observation deck!)

(New York, NY – September 20, 2023) It’s been 25 years since Scholastic published J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in the U.S., the first of seven in the bestselling book series of all time. To mark this milestone anniversary, at sunset on Wednesday, September 27th, The Empire State Building’s world-famous Tower Lights will shine […]

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August 22nd, 2023

Attend the Lumos Illumination Dinner & Concert for a Chance to Bid on a Meet-and-Greet with J.K. Rowling in Edinburgh

Imagine yourself strolling through the cobblestone streets of Edinburgh, surrounded by the rich history and charm that served as inspiration for J.K. Rowling’s captivating novels. Now, picture staying at the luxurious 5-star Balmoral Hotel for not one, but two enchanting nights. And as if that weren’t enough, you’ll also have the chance to meet the […]

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July 30th, 2023

Wizarding World search for young Harry Potter fan to lead Back To Hogwarts 2023

Today, on Harry Potter’s birthday, the Wizarding World announces the return of the inaugural Back to Hogwarts celebrations, alongside a search for the UK’s most enthusiastic Harry Potter fan to lead the Hogwarts Express’ departure countdown.  Having begun as an organic fan celebration, each year on 1st September, Back to Hogwarts is recognised as one […]

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September 30th, 2021

J.K. Rowling to present The Christmas Pig in public event in London

The Christmas Pig: A Family Event with J.K. Rowling will be a one-time event for the publication of Rowling’s new book. It will take place at the Alexandra Palace Theatre, in London, on October 12th. J.K. Rowling will be in conversation with television presenter Konnie Huq, and she will be joined on stage by the […]

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September 8th, 2021

J.K. Rowling to participate in Lumos Global Virtual Gala 2021

On October 2nd, Lumos Global Virtual Gala will take place. Hosted by Alec Baldwin – and with the participation of Harry Potter actresses Noma Dumezweni, Evanna Lynch and Bonnie Wright -, it will also feature J.K. Rowling who will read from The Tales of Beedle the Bard. The author will also present a new Richard Robinson […]

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February 16th, 2020

Exclusive: Harry Potter and the History of Magic Exhibit to open in Japan in 2020

Harry Potter and the History of Magic, the exhibition that was held in London in the British Library and displayed manuscripts from J.K. Rowling and original artwork by the artists behind the covers will land on Japan in 2020. The exhibition will take place in the Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art from September 5th to […]

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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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June 23rd, 2017

Bloomsbury & The British Library to publish two books about “Harry Potter: A History of Magic”

In a unique collaboration between Bloomsbury and the curators of the British Library, two new books will be published this autumn to accompany Harry Potter: A History of Magic: The Exhibition.

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June 21st, 2017

Philosopher’s Stone exhibition at National Library of Scotland set for June 26

There will be a special exhibition at the National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh that will last only for seven hours. The reason? The 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

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November 11th, 2016

J.K. Rowling reveals more about Fantastic Beasts at Press Conference and NYC Premiere

Yesterday was the Press Conference for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and the World Premiere too in London. J.K. Rowling was present at both events, and she revealed more about the upcoming films of this new series. Rowling talked about Albus Dumbledore and what we are going to see in the second film: […]

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October 14th, 2016

Fantastic Beasts: Five movies and new featurette

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them is not anymore part of a trilogy. J.K. Rowling confirmed today in a Fan Event that there will be five movies – although we do not know if the title of all of them will be Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them.

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August 8th, 2016

New Hogwarts Houses editions and British Library Exhibition in 2017

To mark the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Bloomsbury is teaming up with the British Library for a very special exhibition. On the anniversary date (June 27th, 2017), the publishing house will be releasing four new Hogwarts house-themed editions of The Philosopher’s Stone, each featuring the crest and colours of either […]

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June 27th, 2016

Advance Screening of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them with J.K. Rowling – to support Lumos

See author J.K. Rowling in conversation with Academy Award® winner Eddie Redmayne at an advance screening of the much-anticipated Warner Bros. feature film ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’.

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August 4th, 2015

National Centre for Children’s Books has new Diagon Alley decoration

Seven Stories, the National Centre for Children’s Books, has transformed its attic into Diagon Alley for the grand reopening using Jim Kay’s stunning artwork from the Illustrated Edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. You can visit the Seven Stories website here, or the Bloomsbury Facebook page to see more photos. The Seven Stories […]

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April 10th, 2015

J.K. Rowling launches Lumos USA

J.K. Rowling announced today the launch of Lumos USA, a branch of her non-profit Lumos who already operated in the United Kingdom, specially with kids from Eastern Europe. The launch had place on the Empire State Building in New York City, in the United States, where J.K. Rowling gave an speech and later lit up the […]

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March 21st, 2015

J.K. Rowling in Kathmandu, Nepal

J.K. Rowling was today on Kathmandu, Nepal, as part of a welcome program organized by The British School in the city of Kathmandu. She was invited by her friend Sean Harris – to whom Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is dedicated -. She participated in a chat and read and excerpt from Harry Potter […]

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October 10th, 2014

Bloomsbury announces Harry Potter Book Night

Bloomsbury, the Harry Potter publishing house in the United Kingdom, announced the Harry Potter Book Night. The idea of the event is to invite schools, bookshops, libraries and community groups to host early-evening events in celebration of Harry Potter Book Night. The first one will be held on February 5th, 2015. You can read more […]

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July 18th, 2014

J.K. Rowling in Harrogate: More than seven books planned by Robert Galbraith

Speaking at the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate this evening, J.K. Rowling confessed that she plans more than seven books by Robert Galbraith, and that she is already in the mid of the third one and has already in her head the plot for the fourth book. Read more in The Bookseller.

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