Sunday, July 6, 2008

For post-Potter depression...

A year after the Harry Potter series ended, Jo Rowling still enchants millions of readers worldwide. Her recent activities, including her appearance at the Harvard commencement ceremonies and her participation in the "What's Your Story?" charity auction, have been making big headlines. JKR was in the news again last week when a complete deluxe first edition set of the series were auctioned -- for £17,800 (more than $35,000)! Get the whole scoop at The Guardian.

If you're suffering from Potter withdrawal, check out our selection of Potter paraphernalia. We've got all seven books in hardcover editions, books 1-6 in paperback, a slew of companion books (from The Science of Harry Potter to The Idiot's Guide to the World of Harry Potter), Latin- and Spanish-language translations of Sorcerer's Stone, Harry-style glasses, Hogwarts ties, and lots more. Make sure to peruse our YA sci-fi/fantasy suggestions too.

As for our house banners, which prompt lots of questions and compliments: Sorry, but they're not for sale. A talented CG alumna made them especially for us, and we like them just as much as our shoppers do!

One last tip -- to keep up on all things Potter, including JKR's shenanigans and movie news, head over to The Leaky Cauldron. This unbelievably well-researched fansite is constantly updated with new Harry info.

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