Pottermore offers HARRY POTTER and the Philosopher’s Stone at discount price

If you’re looking to purchase a digital copy of the first Harry Potter book for yourself or another, Pottermore is offering a deal for the rest of November.

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Scholastic Reveals All Seven New Harry Potter Covers

Scholastic has officially released all seven of the new Harry Potter book covers! The new look was illustrated by Kazu Kibuishi and will be released on the paperback editions of the books starting August 27th!

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Will you be picking up the newest paperbacks or sticking to the original book covers?

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More photos released from J.K. Rowling’s Annotated Philosopher’s Stone

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“changed my life forever.”

“No shield here – crest. I mean all that came in the later editions. This one’s a bit wonky but you get the idea.”

“Perhaps Hufflepuff house would have the respect it deserves from fans if I’d stayed with my original idea of a bear to represent it?”

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Drawing of sleeping baby Harry

“Harry Potter rolled over inside his blankets without waking”

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“was invented in small hotel in Manchester after a row with my then boyfriend. I had been pondering the things that hold a society together, cause it to congregate and signify its particular character and knew I need a sport. It infuriates men, in my experience (why is the snitch so valuable etc), which is quite satisfying given my state of mind when I invented it.”

Source: Hogwarts Radio

What do you think of the author’s clever drawings and witticisms?

Rowling’s annotated Philosopher’s Stone sells for 200 grand

UPDATE: An anonymous bidder has won the Harry Potter author’s rare first edition!

A rare first edition of “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” took a massive price at charity auction in aid of the English Pen writers’ association in London on May 21. Featuring J.K. Rowling’s handwritten notes as well as original illustrations, the 1997 book was sold to an anonymous bidder, who bid for it over the telephone, for $228,000.

The “Harry Potter” book appeared along with books from other notable names at the auction hosted by Sotheby’s. Among them were a copy of “Life of Pi“, which got $3,900 and has author Yann Martel’s notes on why the chapters were switched from the original Canadian edition, and a first edition of Margaret Atwood’s “The Blind Assassin”, which fetched $5,460.

“This is a triumphant conclusion to a wonderful project, which has involved the hard work and good will of so many people,” said Rick Gekoski, who curated the collection of annotated first editions for the sale. “I am sure that the buyers of the individual books will be thrilled with their purchases.”

Source: Ace Showbiz

Pottermore dishes out more audio book clues

Last week we had a puzzle, this week we have a mystery image.

 

This object belongs in a specific Moment in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Locate the Moment to discover an audio book snippet to listen to:

Do you know where this object is from? Share the location with us if you’ve found it by Tweeting or commenting on our Facebook page.

The Harry Potter audio books are also available from the Pottermore Shop. Add them to your collection if you haven’t already got them and listen to more audio moments!

Does anybody recognize the mystery picture?

Source: Pottermore Insider

Biggest Harry Potter fan in New Zealand chosen

Every Potterhead has an argument for why they’re the biggest Harry Potter fan. But this girl can prove that she is- at least in her home country of New Zealand. Beattie’s Book Blog has the story.

Darneesha has won a very special limited-edition, leather-bound, signed, dedicated numbered 15thAnniversary Edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. This limited edition book has been produced exclusively for the competition and is not available for purchase. Darneesha has also won a boxed set of the Harry Potter books and a boxed set of the Harry Potter audio books.

To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Bloomsbury launched a nationwide competition to find the biggest HARRY POTTER fan in New Zealand. Bloomsbury invited fans to write a letter of no more than 50 words explaining why they love HARRY POTTER. Fans could only enter by visiting one of the 180 bookshops in New Zealand taking part and posting their letter in the specially designed postboxes.

Are you the biggest Harry Potter fan? Tell us why in the comments!

The Magic Started 15 Years Ago

On June 26, 1997, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was published. Doesn’t it seem so weird, knowing that 15 years ago, you didn’t even know about this story that would change your lives forever? Harry Potter has definitely defined a generation, and back then on this day, you couldn’t even being to imagine what it would become. I was only 1 when it was released, so I don’t remember anything, obviously. My mom started reading Harry Potter to me when I was 6, and it was the first chapter book I’d ever read on my own.

Tell us your thoughts on how it feels to know this all started 15 years ago! Doesn’t seem like it’s been that long, right?

Happy 15th anniversary Harry Potter! And thank you so much, Joanne Rowling, for changing our lives.