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An Exclusive Guest Post from MinaLima to Celebrate Harry Potter’s Birthday
A sneak peek inside the magic of MinaLima! We are so excited to take you into the world of Harry Potter as imagined by the award-winning...
From Books to Films to Wizarding World Gold: How Harry Potter Continues to Delight Fans Both New and Old
Do you remember the first time you saw Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone? I do. I was eight years old, I sat in the front row of the theater, and I...
LEGO® Harry Potter™ Sets Are Coming!
Build the magic & relive the adventure! Bring Harry Potter moments to life with these new LEGO® sets, exclusively at Barnes & Noble 7/1 –...
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The 10 Best Moms in Fiction
There are lots of lists out there about literature’s worst mothers. The Mrs. Bennets of the world seem to suck up all the oxygen. (Something with which...
oh oh oh it's magic
Your Reading List for the Return of
It’s official: Lev Grossman’s fantastic book series The Magicians has inspired one of the best adaptations on television. The series based on...
8 Books That Make Great Party Themes
Contrary to popular belief, bookish types love a good party. Just because we’re totally happy staying in and reading doesn’t mean we don’t also like...
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How to Sell Your Favorite Book to Someone Who Doesn’t Read
As Gary Coleman once taught us, it takes different strokes to move this world, and that means that people who love to read must work hand-in-hand with...
The Biggest Book Spoilers, Ever:
Strange But True, The Sinner, Gone Girl
Warning: if you like to be surprised, stop reading right now. Get a glass of water or look at Buzzfeed or start working on your memoir. But if...
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
is a Newbie Reader’s Best Way Into the Wizarding World
Longtime fans have been clamoring to see Harry Potter prequel Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them on the big screen ever since its announcement, on...
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Is the Best Literary Finale of All Time
In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, it comes down to Harry to defeat Lord Voldemort once and for all. He and best friends Ron and Hermione must...
8 Spells, Potions and Objects in
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
That Will Make You Wish Magic Was Real
Behind every fictional bad guy is the dark and troubled past that made him this way. Lord Voldemort of the Harry Potter series (aka, the most villainous...
6 Magical Quotes from
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is a phenomenal read. It explores the increasingly troublesome notion that Voldemort—the wizarding world’s...