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September 4th, 2020

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Hogwarts House Editions: Release Date

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 […]

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March 27th, 2020

Exclusive: Leaked preview of MinaLima’s Edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

We got access to a leaked preview of the upcoming edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in the United States of America). In this preview, you can appreciate some illustrations from this beautiful edition that looks really promising.     Update: We were asked to remove the […]

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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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February 10th, 2020

Exclusive: Scholastic to publish Hogwarts Library: The Illustrated Collection

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 […]

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February 6th, 2020

Artist Jim Kay revealed he suffers from depression and the Order of the Phoenix launch may be delayed

Jim Kay, the artist behind the Harry Potter Illustrated editions, has just shared that he has “been battered by depression these last few months, and despite working non stop have produced practically nothing for The Order of the Phoenix. A minor miracle is now required to get this book done.” Mental health is really important […]

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October 11th, 2018

Exclusive: Lethal White to be fixed in following reprints

Lethal White was published on September 18th and readers recognized quickly a continuity error on the novel. On page 207 (at least in the digital edition), it says: “Strike lit a cigarette and thought back over all the women there had been since he’d left Charlotte. First, Ciara Parker, a gorgeous one-night stand, with no […]

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October 6th, 2018

Exclusive: Scans of Lights, Camera, Magic! – The Making of The Crimes of Grindelwald

As it happened with Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, the second film in the series Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald will have a lot of companion books. One of them is Lights, Camera, Magic! – The Making of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, which is authored by Ian Nathan. Nathan already wrote Inside […]

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September 24th, 2018

Exclusive: Photos from American Illustrated edition of The Tales of Beedle the Bard

On October 9th, Scholastic will publish in the United States of America the illustrated edition of The Tales of Beedle the Bard, just one week after Bloomsbury publishes its edition in the United Kingdom. While the British edition artwork was in charge of Chris Riddell, the American counterpart was illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger. Two weeks before […]

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April 22nd, 2018

New information about the French Ministry of Magic and The Crimes of Grindelwald

With the release of every new Wizarding World movie, there are a lot of related books that are published at the same time. That’s the case of FANTASTIC BEASTS: The Magizoologist’s Discovery Case, a Hachette (Running Press) book that is going to be published in October, one month before the release of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

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October 13th, 2017

Preview: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Illustrated Edition

Thanks to the Kel Ediciones bookshop, we received a copy of the preview of the upcoming Illustrated Edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, to be released in November. Although the illustrations are not new, we can see the general layout of the book and how the text will be displayed over the […]

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October 9th, 2017

Next cities where Cursed Child could be staged

It was in December 2013 that it was stated publicly that J.K. Rowling and Sonia Friedman Production were going to develop a West End stage play based on the Harry Potter characters. At that moment, it was announced that the play would “explore the previously untold story of Harry’s early years as an orphan and outcast”, […]

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July 16th, 2017

PDF preview of illustrated Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

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.

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October 24th, 2016

Images from the upcoming Gift Editions – and a theory about the Deluxe Illustrated edition

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 […]

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August 21st, 2016

New J.K. Rowling’s hand-drawn sketches hidden on Pottermore Website

In the last months, new drawings made by J.K. Rowling have appeared in some sections on the Pottermore website, but no one noticed them. They were not announced by Pottermore Staff, so they stayed there until someone recognized them. There are new three handwritten drawings by J.K. Rowling, and four that we already knew but […]

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July 25th, 2016

Fantastic Beasts Soundtrack: Preview

Listen to a Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Soundtrack preview:

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July 21st, 2016

Harry Potter Illustrated Box Set to be published in November

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.

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June 25th, 2016

First image of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Script Book

After the revelation of the final cover for the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Rehearsal Edition, now it is time to know how the book will look. 

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June 4th, 2016

Fantastic Beasts Film: Six upcoming books

In the following months, HarperCollins is going to publish a series of books related to the upcoming film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them. So far, there are only six books confirmed.

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June 1st, 2016

The Balmoral Hotel, where J.K. Rowling finished Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

At the east end of Princes Street, just a few meters away from the Scott Monument, there is a Victorian Building that has been one of the landmarks of Edinburgh: The Balmoral, a luxury five-star hotel which opened more than 100 years ago.

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March 31st, 2016

Artwork from the upcoming illustrated edition of The Chamber of Secrets

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. 

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March 17th, 2016

Scholastic will publish “Hogwarts Classics”: a boxset of two books

Scholastic, the American publisher of the Harry Potter books, will release a new box containing two wizarding classics: Quidditch through the Ages and The Tales of Beedle the Bard. This elegant boxed set will be released on June 29th in the United States.

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January 25th, 2016

At least two publishers after The Cursed Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the upcoming two-part West End stage play scheduled to open in July 2016, set nineteen years after the end of Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows, which will be about Harry Potter (now a Ministry of Magic employee) and his son Albus Potter. Considered to be the sequel of […]

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January 15th, 2016

The lost dust jacket of Azkaban

It is early morning, just as in the story of the man who owns the Harry Potter prequel. This time it is Christmas Eve too, and Carly cannot sleep. There is an auction on eBay that caught her attention, and without knowing that she is going to find something unique, she clicked on the link.

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December 28th, 2015

The man who owns the Harry Potter Prequel

It was 4 in the morning in Tokyo, and the man (from now, we will call him the man, since he asked us to remain anonymous, though you can search for his name online) received a phone call from London. He had won the auction, but his reply was “Can you call me back in 1 […]

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October 27th, 2015

Exclusive: Slipcase editions of Chamber of Secrets and Prisoner of Azkaban

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 […]

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September 8th, 2015

Exclusive: New artwork from Illustrated Harry Potter: Hagrid carrying baby Harry

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.

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August 31st, 2015

Exclusive: Full cover of the illustrated Harry Potter

We are more than happy to share with our readers another exclusive about the upcoming Harry Potter illustrated book. This time, it is the complete artwork for the dust jacket of the soon-to-be-published edition. The artwork shows the full scene at the Hogwarts Express departure from King’s Cross, with Harry among the people.

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April 2nd, 2015

Exclusive: J.K. Rowling’s text from 1994 (Pre Potter-era)

It was 1994 and J.K. Rowling was already writing and finishing Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Well known is the story of “a single mother living in Edinburgh”. What is not so popular is the fact that Joanne Rowling (not Kathleen yet) used to write and give as a present a Personal Horoscope, an astrological report based […]

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March 10th, 2015

Exclusive: Preview from the illustrated ‘Philosopher’s Stone’

We are happy to share with our readers this never seen artwork from the upcoming Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: Illustrated Edition. With illustrations by Jim Kay, the book will be published on 6th October 2015, and will be the first illustrated edition of a Harry Potter novel.

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