The Rowling Magazine Issue #75 · March 2023
Harry Potter fans have been waiting for years for an encyclopedia of the Wizarding World written by J.K. Rowling. The author herself talked about the project several times, even naming it “The Scottish Book” so as to not jinx the project (a reference to how people would refer to Macbeth as The Scottish Play). In […]
March 3rd, 2023
Harry Potter fans around the world can rejoice as Bloomsbury Children’s Books has announced the upcoming release of The Harry Potter Wizarding Almanac, the first official magical companion to J.K. Rowling’s beloved series. This comprehensive guidebook will take readers on a journey through the wizarding world, from the Sorting Hat to spell-casting, and everything in […]
January 16th, 2023
Bloomsbury, the publishers of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, has announced that the global celebration of the beloved stories will return in 2023 with a new name: Harry Potter Book Day. The event, previously known as Harry Potter Book Night, has been rebranded to allow fans of all ages to participate in the annual celebration, […]
The Rowling Magazine Issue #71 · November 2022
Interview conducted and published by the French fansite UniversHarryPotter. They kindly provided us with the original version in English to include it in the magazine. If until then Jim Kay had worked alone on the illustration of the previous volumes, for his last illustrated edition of the saga, he collaborated with Neil Packer in order […]
May 19th, 2022
Bloosmbury has shared with us in exclusive the first two photos of the upcoming edition to celebrate the 25 years since the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. This upcoming edition is out next June 9th in the United Kingdom.
May 15th, 2022
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Bloomsbury is going to publish a new edition next June 9th. This was announced a few months ago, where the publisher promised that this new edition (that will have the original cover by Thomas Taylor) was going to include some […]
February 9th, 2022
Amazon has updated its page for the collectors’ edition of the illustrated Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (by J.K. Rowling, with artwork by Jim Kay), and the listing says the book will be 576 pages long. In comparison, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is 464 pages long (and both editions, […]
January 24th, 2022
Bloomsbury has confirmed to us that the Illustrated Edition of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, with artwork by the great Jim Kay, will be published on October 11th, 2022. Both editions, the regular edition and the deluxe edition, will be published on the same day. Bloomsbury will share more news about the […]
August 12th, 2021
Bloomsbury will publish a special commemorative edition featuring the original cover design of Hary Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, with artwork by Thomas Taylor. To be published in June 2022, this new edition will mimic the original one published back in 1997. The British publisher has set up a page answering frequent questions from the […]
July 5th, 2021
Jim Kay shared this piece (in progress) for the forthcoming illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in his Instagram account: The illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is expected to be published in 2022 by Bloomsbury in the United Kingdom and Scholastic in the United […]
The Rowling Magazine Issue #54 · June 2021
Interview with Richard Horne,who designed the original covers forFantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Quidditch Through the Ages.
September 4th, 2020
We are first to report that the Hogwarts House Editions of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will be published in 2021. The sixth book in the Harry Potter series will be published on 14th January, 2021, and the seventh and final book, The Deathly Hallows, will be […]
February 10th, 2020
Scholastic will publish Hogwarts Library: The Illustrated Collection, and the tentative publication date is November 10, 2020. This giftable boxset (as the publisher promotes it) will include the three illustrated editions of the companion books by J.K. Rowling, Fantastic beasts and where to find them, The Tales of Beedle the Bard and Quidditch through the […]
The Rowling Magazine Issue #31 · July 2019
July 8th marked two decades since the release of the Prisoner of Azkaban. It was a normal day, July 8th 1999, when Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban reached the bookshops in the United Kingdom for all the kids who were waiting for the third part in the Harry Potter saga. In the United […]
September 22nd, 2017
If the Harry Potter fandom was waiting for news for this weekend, Friday has arrived with three updates. One of each kind: movies, books and stage plays.
July 16th, 2017
If you can not wait until October when the illustrated edition by Jim Kay of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban will be released, then check this 9-pages digital preview of the book.
June 23rd, 2017
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.
March 14th, 2017
A new edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them with a new foreword by Newt Scamander and six new creatures has been published by Bloomsbury today in the United Kingdom – and by Scholastic in the United States. However, the British publication house also announced a new edition to be released in November.
March 7th, 2017
Bloomsbury, Scholastic and Pottermore revealed the cover for the next illustrated edition in the Harry Potter series: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. The cover shows a dark scene – Harry in front of the Knight Bus. This is in contrast from the first two cover artworks from this new collection, that depicted happy moments from […]
The Rowling Magazine Issue #1 · November 2016
The second installment in the Harry Potter series – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – was published as a illustrated book this month by Bloomsbury in the United Kingdom and Scholastic in the United States of America.
November 5th, 2016
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.
October 24th, 2016
This year Bloomsbury published two new editions for its slipcase collection of Harry Potter books: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (January) and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (April). Next month is the release of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in this format – and we have the images of […]
August 8th, 2016
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 […]
July 21st, 2016
We found out about this a few weeks ago – but we couldn’t confirm what was about. “Harry Potter Illustrated Box Set” was the title but no more info, just a suggested price. Now, we have all the details about what Bloomsbury has planned for November for the Harry Potter fans.
June 22nd, 2016
Bloomsbury in the United Kingdom and Scholastic in the United States released new information about the upcoming edition of the companion book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them.
April 21st, 2016
Bloomsbury has upload a PDF preview of the upcoming illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. This preview is 8 pages long and, of course, includes new illustrations by Jim Kay. The new artwork shown is a double page about mandrakes, a double page of the chapter The Deathday Party (with a background […]
March 31st, 2016
As we told you previously, the illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is going to be published in the United Kingdom and the United States of America on October 4th. The book will have 272 pages, and will be illustrated by Jim Kay again.
March 30th, 2016
BuzzFeed (in partnership with Scholastic and Bloomsbury, the publishers behind this project) has published the cover of the upcoming illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, alongside with an inside illustration of a phoenix.
February 10th, 2016
Next year we will be celebrating 20 years since the first publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Today, Bloomsbury and Pottermore announced through a “publishing programme” some new editions that will be published in 2017. We will discover a new edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them featuring new content from […]
October 27th, 2015
At the beginning of the year, Bloomsbury published a gift edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, presented in a foiled slipcase decorated with art by Jonny Duddle. The Rowling Library got the scoop on the date, price and the first images of Chamber of Secrets and Prisoner of Azkaban editions that belong to […]
September 17th, 2015
With an online campaign, Bloomsbury and Scholastic have revealed Lord Voldemort’s face on Unveil Voldemort website. The illustration, made by Jim Kay, appeared after 14.000 people shared the hashtag #UnveilVoldemort on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. The final image shows Voldemort’s eye on the back of Quirrell’s head.
September 8th, 2015
Time for another never seen before artwork from the upcoming Harry Potter illustrated edition. Today, you are going to see a marvellous illustration from Chapter 1, The Boy Who Lived. The painting shows one of the first scenes, Hagrid carrying baby Harry to Privet Drive, where Dumbledore and McGonagall await them.
August 28th, 2015
Bloomsbury seems to have started the marketing campaign for the Harry Potter Illustrated Edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Alongside the release of new characters potraits, today the publishing house has shared online a seven pages preview of this upcoming edition. The seven pages are extract of chapter four and chapter eleven. You can see the […]
August 20th, 2014
Bloomsbury revealed the artwork for new Harry Potter hardback boxed set. It was made by Jonny Duddle, the illustrator who also made the covers for this new edition. Watch it here.
July 4th, 2014
Bloomsbury has revealed the new cover of the third book in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. See it here. The artwork has been made by Jonny Duddle and will be part of the new editions that Bloomsbury plans to publish in September of this year.
May 27th, 2014
Bloomsbury has revealed the new cover of the second book in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Enjoy it here. The artwork has been made by Jonny Duddle and will be part of the new editions that Bloomsbury plans to publish in September of this year.
May 2nd, 2014
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April 8th, 2014
The website Writers & Artists – a website made by Bloomsbury – has published a new interview with Jonny Duddle. The new Harry Potter editions by Bloomsbury will contain artwork by Jonny Duddle.
April 2nd, 2014
Bloomsbury will publish ‘J.K. Rowling: A Bibliography’ on December, in hardback format. The book is being written by Philip Errington. Mr. Errington is Director for Children’s Books within the Department of Printed Books and Manuscripts at Sotheby’s. He was in charge of the auction of The Tale of Beedle the Bard manuscript in 2008, which was […]
March 20th, 2014
Bloomsbury will publish a new Harry Potter edition. The Harry Potter books will have a new face starting this September. Jonny Duddle is in charge of the new covers, which have a more tale-legend look than the previous one, possibly to stay in the same area than Pottermore. His past works include The Pirate Cruncher and […]