The Tales of Beedle the Bard (standard edition) will be released to the public at large on December 4th. It goes without saying that my copy is already on pre-order. Oh, how I wish I could afford this: The Tales of Beedle the Bard, Collector’s Edition (Offered Exclusively by Amazon) However, I never imagined that I would get the opportunity to view one of the original books here in the United States. But when I logged onto The Leaky Cauldron this afternoon, I was astonished to learn that one of the seven original manuscripts would be on display in New York City this winter!
one of the seven original handwritten copies of the book will be on display to the public here in New York City in December. Scholastic has announced that Arthur Levine, editor of the US editions of the Harry Potter novels, was one of the lucky people to receive a copy of this book from J.K. Rowling, and will lend his book for display at the The New York Public Library. Fans here in the States will be able to see the book for free when it is on display at the library December 4, 2008 to January 4, 2009.
courtesy of The Leaky Cauldron
I know that I will definitely be making my way to the NYPL sometime during that month! Also of note is that there will be a special press preview on December 3rd “where Arthur Levine will be appearing, and ‘will share his experiences editing the series and the thrill of being one of only six individuals who received the special gift from Ms. Rowling.’ ” Ummm, WOW!? How amazing would that reception be?
So, will you make it a point to stop by and view the manuscript during December?