Category Archives: Books and reading

New HP books out on Thursday!

Way back in May we learned that JK Rowling would soon release four new books. The internet went a little crazy as some of us anticipated long queues outside the bookstore, maybe even camping overnight, to get our hands on a brand new HP book and devour every word in the first 24 hours. Well, […]

Exclusive patronus artworks auction for POA 20th anniversary

‘The Patronus turned. It was cantering back towards Harry across the still surface of the water. It wasn’t a horse. It wasn’t a unicorn, either. It was a stag. It was shining brightly as the moon above … it was coming back to him …’Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’. Monday 8th July 2019 […]

First edition Philosopher’s Stone sells for $128,000

Mistakes pay! A rare copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone fetched a record price of AU$128,000 at a recent London auction, thanks largely to some Muggle-made mistakes. The unique copy is just one of 500 first editions printed with a number of errors, including the word “Philosopher’s” on the back cover without the […]

Is your Harry Potter worth a fortune?

Dust off those well-thumbed, early editions: they could be worth a whole lot of galleons! On a recent episode of The Antiques Roadshow – yet to be aired in Australia – two Harry Potter Books were valued at around £3000 (over $5000) and only one of them was a first edition. In the early days […]

Storytime at Quizzic Alley

The Kids will love Storytime in our magical Alchemy Classroom. And, while they’re transfixed by Harry Potter, you can have some ‘me’ time or do your Christmas shopping in peace and in secret. Genevieve Jacobs and Tim Gavel (both former ABC journalists) are  among those will lend their hand at story-telling with books including Harry […]