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AbeBooks’ Literary Link Lineup

Mars and Martin and Margaret and more…   1. JK Rowling traces Harry Potter’s family tree back to the middle ages 2. Coffee heir Henry Folger’s love of collecting Shakespeare. 3. Want a Dahl with that? 4. Sotheby’s Sale in early December to feature early editions of Shakespeare and the first English book about dogs. […]

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Harry Potter Illustrated Editions

Exciting news for Harry Potter fans! Bloomsbury Publishing has released 15 images from the upcoming illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Iconic scenes from the immensely popular book have been drawn by Jim Kay – an illustrator based in the UK (who said that his favorite character to draw was Hagrid). Kay will […]

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Studying Harry Potter

Reported today on news.scotsman.com: JK works her magic on Harry Potter students STUDENTS at an American university studying the work of Edinburgh author JK Rowling have been split up into the four Hogwarts’ houses due to the popularity of the course. The class, focused on discussing the marketing and cultural significance of the best-selling Harry […]

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Harry Potter and The Legion of Honour

Earlier today France bestowed upon Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling  the honorary title of “knight” in the legion.  Rowling was inducted into the Legion of Honour by French President Nicolas Sarkozy during  a ceremony in a gilded hall in the Elysee presidential palace. In 2003,  prior to the publication of the French language edition, Harry […]

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Harry Potter and the Most Expensive Sales Ever

Behold, muggles and magicians alike! The new and improved List of Most Expensive Harry Potter Books Ever Sold on AbeBooks is here. From a whopping $37,000 for a first edition of Harry Potter and Philosopher’s Stone to a paltry sum of only $3,000 for a set of all seven American first editions, they’re all here. […]

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