Category Archives: Books and reading

Quizzic Alley and MS Readathon – a magical partnership to get kids to read

Quizzic Alley is throwing its support behind children’s literacy as an official sponsor of this year’s MS Readathon. Registrations are open for the MS Readathon and more than 28,000 kids around the country have already signed up. Over 40,000 are expected to be ready to start reading by August. The rules are simple: Read whatever […]

Jude Law among narrators of ‘Beedle the Bard’ audiobook

Image shows the cover used on the Audible page where you can purchase The Tales of Beedle the Bard audiobookBeedle the Bard

The popular Harry Potter spin-off book The Tales of Beedle the Bard, published more than a decade ago, has finally been recorded as an audiobook, available on Audible from 31 March. No news yet of a CD version which will disappoint a number of Quizzic Alley fans. Jude Law, Bonnie Wright and Warwick Davis are […]

Triwizard costume inspiration

Coming along to Harry Potter Book Night at Quizzic Alley tomorrow? We’ve put together a quick list of ideas for costumes – some simple, some a little more challenging. Hogwarts student Wear your Hogwarts house robe or just the right house colours – red and gold for Gryffindor, yellow and black for Hufflepuff, green and […]

“Goblet of Fire” House Editions ready for pre-order NOW!

Clear a space on your bookshelf because it’s time to add to your collection of 20th anniversary house editions. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – the fourth book in JK Rowling’s famous series about the boy wizard – was first published in the UK in July 2000 and the special anniversary house editions […]

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 […]

Book or Bonanza? Is your Philosopher’s Stone 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 […]