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August 6th
12:42 PM EST
"While writers like Lewis, Tolkien, Rowling, and others have done a great deal to popularize and legitimize the young adult genre, what we’re currently witnessing appears to be the genre’s true renaissance. It’s a time when these books are not only accepted by our culture, but actually embraced and celebrated. These days, reading (fanatical reading at that) is a part of young adulthood and there’s no reason to believe that digital age precludes that “touch of Harry in the night.”"
—  Hannah Withers and Lauren Ross - “Young People Are Reading More Than You” (via McSweeny’s Internet Tendency: The State of Publishing)

(via blogfrombookstores)

July 14th
6:03 PM EST
5:42 PM EST
(Where it all began.)

(Where it all began.)

1:25 PM EST
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone 
Original UK version purchased in Edinburgh, AKA the birthplace of Harry Potter.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone 

Original UK version purchased in Edinburgh, AKA the birthplace of Harry Potter.

9:45 AM EST

How J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter Saved Reading

"Harry, nevertheless, arouses greater empathy because he seems to be a child liberated from the control of dull, distracted adults, rejecting his soulless environment. No sensitive child would want to grow up to be Harry’s Muggle relatives, Mr. and Mrs. Dursley of No. 4 Privet Drive. Harry Potter allows children of the suburbs to loathe their Little Boxes, to fly a nebulous broom, play non-televisable sports and aspire to a life out of the ordinary. Whether read in Seattle, Sarajevo or Soweto, Harry gives children a license to judge the adult world—and find it wanting."

July 11th
7:33 PM EST
Well excuuuuuse me if seeing it once isn’t enough!

Well excuuuuuse me if seeing it once isn’t enough!

June 28th
8:18 AM EST

When Steve Met Jo- J.K. Rowling

When it was time to say goodbye, I wrote my email address down for Steve on the back of a torn receipt in my wallet. He read the address, then flipped over the receipt and said, “Penny Black—what’s that?” I said: “It’s the make of the top I’m wearing.” He tucked the receipt away muttering, “I just like knowing stuff like that.” As odd names on scraps of paper are perennially fascinating to me too, that clinched my feeling that I’d met a kindred spirit.

The important thing to know is that I had complete confidence in him, from that one meeting in L.A. He’d said enough during those few hours together to convince me that he had a real connection to the characters. As we subsequently agreed during our decade-plus email conversation about the books, when you strip away all of the diversionary magic, the Potter novels boil down to the characters: our relationship with them and theirs with each other.

(Source: effectlesspills-)

June 23rd
10:11 AM EST

bookmania:

J.K. Rowling Announces Pottermore (by JKRowlingAnnounces)

"I’ll be sharing additional information I’ve been holding in for years about the world of Harry Potter."

I can’t imagine having top-secret, additional information about the world of Harry Potter and holding it in for years! YEARS! How has she not exploded!? I would explode.

(via bookmania)

November 18th
8:55 PM EST
I know people who don’t like Harry Potter are annoyed at Harry Potter right now so if that’s you…I don’t care! Because, honestly, why don’t you like Harry Potter? So here’s a picture I took of The Elephant House, AKA the place where J.K Rowling began writing Harry Potter, in Edinburgh, in honor of The Deathly Hallows Part 1 premiering tonight @ midnight!

I know people who don’t like Harry Potter are annoyed at Harry Potter right now so if that’s you…I don’t care! Because, honestly, why don’t you like Harry Potter? So here’s a picture I took of The Elephant House, AKA the place where J.K Rowling began writing Harry Potter, in Edinburgh, in honor of The Deathly Hallows Part 1 premiering tonight @ midnight!