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Websites

MuggleNet

The tagline says it all: this is the world's #1 Harry Potter fan site.

The Leaky Cauldron

Another incredibly popular Harry Potter site, with just about everything you'd need to know about Potterdom.

The Harry Potter Lexicon

Probably more than you'll ever need to know. Excellent.

The Mind Behind It All…

J.K. Rowling's cool website, with fun tidbits about the author and her books.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

This Universal Studios amusement park based on the Harry Potter universe looks incredible. We can't wait to go!

How Well Do You Know Book 7?

Quiz yourself on Deathly Hallows!

What's In A Name?

A fan site looks at the origins of names of spells, people, creatures, and places found in the Harry Potter series.

Bloomsbury's Harry Potter Site

The website for Harry Potter's UK publisher, which includes useful FAQs, info on Rowling, details on the myths that inspired some Harry Potter characters, and a fun trivia site that allows you to "Swot up on Potter."

Scholastic's Deathly Hallows Site

A great site from the American publisher, including a Pronunciation Guide (for those of us who can't figure out how to say "Firenze" properly, and who long ago needed help with such basics as "Hermione") and a Trivia Challenge.

Meet the Illustrator

Find out more about Mary GrandPre, the illustrator for the Scholastic editions of all of the Harry Potter books.

Enter At Your Own Risk

Wish that Snape and Lily ended up together? Or maybe Hermione and Krum? Check out alternate versions of the Harry Potter stories through (tons) of fanfiction. (We'll just stick with the originals, though. Hermione and Ron are just too cute together.)

Movies or TV Productions

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I (2010)

OMG OMG OMG. We. Cannot. Wait. For. This. Deathly Hallows is so long and action-packed that it's being made into two movies; the first installation of the final movie is coming out in November 2010.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part II (2011)

…yeah, and we're pretty darn excited about the end, too.

J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life

A documentary that focuses on Rowling as she finishes Deathly Hallows.

We Are Wizards

A hip documentary about the musical acts inspired by Harry Potter, released in 2008.

Documents

The Critical Stance

Famous literary critic Michiko Kakutani's review in The New York Times.

Snarkity snarkity snark…

A sassy blog commentary on the new Book 7 trailer, courtesy of The New York Times.

Harry Potter and… the brand new amusement park?

We've got to admit it, we're a little jealous of visitors to the new Harry Potter-themed amusement park in Orlando. If only Shmoop would believe our claim that a visit is a totally necessary research expense…

Looking for the post-epilogue scoop?

J.K. Rowling reveals what happens next for her beloved characters.

Accio Quote!

An absolutely amazing online collection of J.K. Rowling's interviews and TV appearances since 1997. A real treasure trove!

Harry Potter in the UK and US

Check out a list of the differences between Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in the UK and US versions.

Video

The Trailer!

Here it is – the thrilling, terrifying, amazing trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, at the official website. We can hardly contain our excitement!

And A Brief Introduction…

Starring the director and producer of the new movie.

J. K. Rowling's Words of Wisdom

Watch J.K. Rowling's speech at Harvard University's commencement on June 5, 2008.

Midnight Reading

Rowling reads the opening pages of Deathly Hallows on the night the novel was released.

Rowling on Dateline

A 40-minute interview with Rowling on Dateline, just after she released Book 7.

Audio

MuggleCast!
A popular Harry Potter podcast, courtesy of MuggleNet.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Audiobook SPONSORED

Purchase and download the Audiobook from Random House Audio

Images

A Slightly Different Harry…

The cover of the Bloomsbury (British) edition.

Harry, For Grownups?

We all know that there's no age limit for enjoying the Harry Potter books, but to make them more appealing to adults, a special cover was produced.

Unfold, and This Is What You Get…

The American edition cover, unfolded mural style.

What We Have To Look Forward To…

The film poster, featuring the mysterious silver doe.

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