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2009-06-25 11:00:00

Sixth installment of the beloved film series storms into theaters Wednesday, July 15 BURBANK, Calif., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) has enlisted a prominent collection of global licensees to capture the magic of the eagerly anticipated upcoming feature film, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Hitting theaters Wednesday, July 15, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is the sixth installment and latest chapter in the wildly popular film series from Warner...

2009-04-30 06:00:00

World premiere of exhibit showcases more than 200 authentic props and costumes from the films CHICAGO, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Harry Potter: The Exhibition will make its world premiere today at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, the only Midwest location on the exhibit's U.S. tour. The exhibition, which will offer fans a firsthand look inside the boy wizard's magical world and the opportunity to experience the amazing craftsmanship of more than 200 authentic costumes and props...

2009-04-29 07:00:00

CHICAGO, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Harry Potter: The Exhibition makes its world premiere on April 30, 2009, at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, the only Midwest location on the exhibit's U.S. tour. The exhibition, which will offer fans a firsthand look inside the boy wizard's magical world and the opportunity to experience the amazing craftsmanship of more than 200 authentic costumes and props from the Harry Potter films, will be on view in Chicago until September 27,...

2009-04-01 08:00:00

First New York Times Best-Selling Author to Go 'Indie' on Smashwords LOS GATOS, Calif., April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- In a move likely to send shock waves through the book publishing industry, author J.K. Rowling today published all seven Harry Potter titles as multi-format ebooks with the ebook self-publishing service Smashwords, located at http://www.smashwords.com. "Publishing with Smashwords was incredibly easy, and you don't need to study at Hogwarts to master its magic," said J.K....

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2009-02-24 19:37:33

Bidding for a softcover, first edition copy of Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone is up to $15,000, a rare book dealer in Dallas said Tuesday. The auction is being conducted online now and at Heritage Auction Galleries in Dallas March 6-7. The volume is one of only 200 such copies issued by the London publisher, Bloomsbury. This is a 1997 first edition of 'Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone' with the original publisher's illustrated softcover wrapper and an illustrated card signed...

2008-12-04 10:04:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Harry Potter fans rejoice! With just 48 hours to go until J.K. Rowling's hotly anticipated "The Tales of Beedle the Bard" officially goes on sale, nearly all Borders and Waldenbooks stores are busy preparing to make this book release special for Harry Potter fans by hosting in-store parties nationwide Thursday, Dec. 4 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The parties will provide fans eager to add this title to their Harry Potter collection the opportunity to...

2008-12-02 17:30:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Borders(R) and Waldenbooks(R) stores believe that our nation's dedicated educators deserve to be at the top of Santa's "nice" list, so they have a special treat for educators this holiday season -- the first-ever Educator Holiday Shopping Event. On Thursday, Dec. 4, Borders and Waldenbooks will salute educators for their tireless work and commitment to their students by giving them 25 percent off regularly priced books, CDs, DVDs, gifts...

2008-10-04 18:00:16

By MARK JEFFERIES GEE WIZZ - Harry Potter is back in action with a truly spell- binding cast. As our exclusive pictures of the forthcoming Half-Blood Prince show, Oscarwinner Jim Broadbent will be working his magic in the sixth Harry Potter movie. Jim, 59, plays Horace Slughorn the former potions teacher who returns to Hogwarts. Quite what he is brewing in his laboratory is anyone's guess - makers Warner Bros describe Slughorn as known for enjoying the good life and throwing...

2008-09-22 12:00:25

Fans of Harry Potter are keeping the magic alive online and in bookstores, schools, libraries and homes all across the country with fans re-reading the series and new fans starting at the beginning. There are anniversaries to celebrate, a new charity book in December from J.K. Rowling and now -- the announcement from Scholastic (NASDAQ: SCHL) that the paperback edition of J.K. Rowling's bestselling and final Harry Potter novel, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," (ISBN 0-545-13970-8;...

2008-09-17 09:00:36

PLANS for Harry Potter author JK Rowling to star in a special Christmas edition of Doctor Who were dropped after actor David Tennant said it sounded like a spoof. Doctor Who writer Russell T Davies first wanted the Edinburgh- based author to write an episode of the science fiction show. But when she declined, he hatched a plan for her to make a guest appearance. (c) 2008 Evening News; Edinburgh (UK). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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