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September 8th, 2023
The upcoming release The Running Grave by J.K. Rowling, the seventh book in the Cormoran Strike series, is scheduled for September 26th. We can now share that a distinctive feature of this installment will be its expansive structure, which will consist of 136 chapters. The book will open with a prologue, followed by nine parts […]
August 22nd, 2023
Ahead of the publication of The Harry Potter Wizarding Almanac, The Rowling Library has taken the opportunity to publish an interview with one of the illustrators who brought this companion title to life. Peter Goes is a freelance artist and picture book illustrator, living in Belgium. He has also worked as a stage manager and […]
February 17th, 2023
Great news for fans of the Cormoran Strike series! J.K Rowling has tweeted a photo of the manuscript for her upcoming book The Running Grave. The photo reveals the first title page of the book, which features the title and the author’s name. However, the photo also allows a glimpse of the page below, albeit […]
June 4th, 2022
Raw footage from an interview made in Edinburgh, Scotland, with J.K. Rowling, in 1998. The interview segment was aired on October 8th, 1998, on ITN, and was around 3 minutes long. This is the entire footage from that interview session.
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.
April 17th, 2022
The Wyvern is one of the new beasts featured in Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore. But this is not the first time the creature was mentioned by J.K. Rowling. A few weeks after the publication of the original book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (March 2001), a man named Howard Brayton, inspired […]
April 12th, 2022
February 17th, 2022
The first trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore showed a few new creatures from the Wizarding World, and one of them was this one that looks like a crab/scorpion, depending on how you look at them: We were in the dark about which new creature this was, until last week. In a Fan […]
February 16th, 2022
On Februrary 9th 2022, Warner Bros (through its domain register Mark Monitor) registered the domain name HarryPotterMagicAtPlay.com. Warner Bros. usually registers a lot of domain names related to Harry Potter, more often than not to avoid other people getting them. For example, Warner Bros. owns the domain name HarryPotterSex.com. That doesn’t mean they are planning […]
February 15th, 2022
It is normal for studios to explore different names for a film prior to its launch, especially for big franchises movies where the title can make a big difference in the box office. This was, of course, the case for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Before making a decision on that title, the studio […]
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, […]
February 8th, 2022
Warner Bros. has registered the domain name WizardingWorldFestival.com. Of course, this may not mean anything, but at the same time, remember our previous scoops about Warner Bros. registering internet addresses for future projects: June 2021: 📢 Warner Bros has recently registered the following domain names: – https://t.co/oeZVIxDANJ– https://t.co/U1INShn2Mp– https://t.co/Bou8S7cugw This could be related to the […]
February 4th, 2022
Insight Editions will publish “The Art and Making of Hogwarts Legacy”, a companion book to the upcoming open-world action RPG based in the Wizarding World. The book will be authored by Jody Revenson, who is the main author of the Wizarding World tie-in books, such as “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore Movie Magic” and […]
February 4th, 2022
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald was the second film in the Fantastic Beasts series, and after the success of the first one (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), Warner Bros. wanted to replicate the success with a big marketing campaign in a few cities around the world. The chosen marketing action was a […]
January 27th, 2022
We are only two months away from the release of the third film in the new Wizarding World series, Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore. However, there are no official announcements yet about the publication of the original screenplay. For the first two movies, a hardback edition of the screenplay was published at the same […]
November 21st, 2021
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban had a different aesthetic compared to the previous two films in the series. These posters were proposed as characters’ posters by the Art Department of the film, but they were never used. The idea was to present posteres with the idea that dark times are ahead, and that […]
October 4th, 2021
The Christmas Pig J.K. Rowling Hachette Kids – October 12th, 2021 4.5 / 5 ⭐ J.K. Rowling’s first children’s novel since Harry Potter1 is published next week, and it is the most enjoyable book by the author in the last decade. It is a feel-good book, full of surprises, which will delight adults and children […]
October 1st, 2021
HARRY POTTER: A MAGICAL YEAR is out next week! See some exclusive photos of this new beautiful edition that includes illustration by the great Jim Kay: Preorder on Bloomsbury Books website (UK)
September 4th, 2021
Warner Bros. has recently registered the following URL addresses: HogwartsTournamentOfHouses.com and HpHogwartsTournamentOfHouses.com. However, it is unknown yet for what both of these are going to be used. Back in June, we reported exclusively the registration of URLs that Warner Bros. ended up using for their new Harry Potter: A Forbiden Forest Experience, so it makes […]
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 […]
March 27th, 2020
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 […]
February 16th, 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 […]
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 […]
February 6th, 2020
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 […]
October 11th, 2018
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 […]
October 6th, 2018
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 […]
September 24th, 2018
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 […]
April 22nd, 2018
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.
October 13th, 2017
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 […]
October 9th, 2017
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”, […]
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.
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 21st, 2016
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 […]
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 25th, 2016
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.
June 1st, 2016
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.
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 17th, 2016
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.
January 25th, 2016
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 […]
January 15th, 2016
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.
December 28th, 2015
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 […]
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 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 31st, 2015
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.
April 2nd, 2015
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 […]
March 10th, 2015
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.
December 4th, 2010
Harry Potter is a huge franchise. Movies, merchandising and a lot of books. A guy with a scar and glasses. But the first person who gave Harry a public face was Thomas Taylor, the artist responsible for the cover for Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (1997, Bloomsbury). Thomas Taylor drew the first Harry Potter […]