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Couple Plans Wedding, But There'll BeThree on the Honeymoon (Bride, Groom & Harry)

Submitted by birdie on Thu, 07/19/2007 - 15:14

One Oregon couple's wedding night will be especially magical. Courtney Lanahan and Shawn Gordon of Clackamas are heading straight from their wedding reception Friday to a Barnes & Noble to get the final Harry Potter book. How do we know all this??? WaPo has the story of the nuptials and the groom's little treat for the bride, an elementary school teacher. Wonder if they'll name their first kid Hermione?

From the Mouth of Harry's Creator...a few Choice Tidbits

Submitted by birdie on Tue, 07/10/2007 - 20:37

Do you know want to know.......how Harry's surname was chosen? ...if Rowling had to approve of the three Harry film directors? ...how does Rowling feel about her books being banned in some areas of the U.S.? ...how does Rowling feel about the nickname "Voldie"??? If you do, read this interview with author J. K. Rowling in CTV.

ALA <i>not</i> in Orlando in 2010, <i>and not</i> Visiting Harry at His Theme Park

Submitted by birdie on Mon, 07/09/2007 - 17:43

Courtesy of Stephanie Stokes and PUB-LIB , here's the upcoming ALA schedule, with the choice of the 2010 venue (oops, we stand corrected, see last paragraph below) explained by the hot hot Harry news of a Harry Potter theme park at Universal Orlando Resort.
The park will recreate life-size versions of Hogsmeade Village and
Hogwarts Castle at an estimated price tag of a half-billion dollars.

Harry Potter and the Equally Lucrative Success

Submitted by birdie on Wed, 06/13/2007 - 01:39

Editor Barry Cunningham, formerly of Bloomsbury, who was the first to spot the potential of JK Rowling's boy wizard, thinks the next big thing in childrens books is "Tunnels" (check out the cover art). It's a fantasy tale about a boy archaeologist, self published by authors Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams. More from The Guardian.

Harry Potter magic spells losses for booksellers

Submitted by Blake on Mon, 06/11/2007 - 21:41

Big Sale On Harry Potter! Online retailer Amazon.com and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. have slashed nearly 50 percent off the book's $34.99 list price, forcing many independent booksellers to follow suit to stay competitive. Wwith widespread discounting biting a gigantic chunk out of any potential profits, many booksellers are not enthused about its release. And for smaller, independent book stores, the discounting makes for a hard calculation.

Potter upheld again — Mother loses latest attempt to remove books

Submitted by Blake on Wed, 05/30/2007 - 12:01

After losing her latest battle to keep Harry Potter books out of the classroom, a Loganville mother on Tuesday said she may start a new case in federal court.
Laura Mallory, who has challenged the use of the books in schools since 2005, said she was not surprised by Superior Court Judge Ronnie Batchelor's decision to uphold the Gwinnett County Board of Education's ruling.