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The Hogwarts Express pulls into Platform 9 3/4 at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at Universal Studios in Orlando. (Madeline Gray / The Palm Beach Post)

#BackToHogwarts as J.K. Rowling wishes Harry Potter's son good luck

The books may be done, but the legend of Harry Potter has taken on a life of its own, blurring the lines of fiction and reality.  Using #BackToHogwarts, J.K Rowling took to Twitter Tuesday morning to wish Harry Potter's son a good first day at Hogwarts. http://twitter.com/jk_rowling/status/638641255094853632 Going by traditional literary beliefs, ...

Judy Blume saves desperate husband who gave away wife's treasured book

A New York man is scrambling to find his wife's "irreplaceable" copy of Judy Blume's "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret" after he gave it away in a box of free books he left on the street, Today.com reported Friday. "I accidentally gave this book away on Saturday July ...

People wait outside Foyles book store to buy "Go Set a Watchman" by Harper Lee which goes on sale shortly after midnight on July 13, 2015, in London.

Photos: Harper Lee fans brave crowds for 'Go Set a Watchman' release

The long-awaited follow-up to "To Kill a Mockingbird" hit store shelves Tuesday, July 14, 2015.

Oops! Maya Angelou stamp includes quote from another author

A new limited-edition stamp honoring the late Maya Angelou apparently attributes another author's quote to the poet and civil rights icon, The Associated Press reports. The U.S. Postal Service unveiled the "Forever" stamp – which includes the quote, "A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has ...

Norman Bridwell, creator of 'Clifford the Big Red Dog' books, dies at 86

Norman Bridwell, best known as the creator of the children's book series "Clifford the Big Red Dog," has died. He was 86. According to his publisher, Scholastic, Bridwell died Friday at his home in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. The cause of death was not released. Scholastic first published Bridwell's extensive "Clifford" series more than 50 years ago. ...

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 03:  Jordin Sparks poses for a photo backstage at PBS's 2014 A CAPITOL FOURTH rehearsals at U.S. Capitol, West Lawn on July 3, 2014 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Capitol Concerts)

The Summer 2014 Reading List of the Celebrities

Looking for a good book? Find out what some of your favorite celebrities are reading this summer!

'Game of Thrones' author killing off fans in series for $20K to charity

Ever wanted this to happen to you?  "The Lannisters send their regards." (Via HBO / "Game of Thrones") Well, now's your chance. A.V. Club reports the mind behind "Game of Thrones," author George R.R. Martin, is giving fans the opportunity to get killed off in the book series "A Song of Ice and Fire," which inspired ...

Unpublished works of J.D. Salinger leaked online

Unpublished works of J.D. Salinger leaked online

All of J.D. Salinger's works were supposed to be concealed. Now, three of his stories have been leaked, first appearing on eBay.

Making Strides Breast Cancer Walk at Vinoy Park

A large hotel in the middle of the mountains of Colorado was one of the stars of the classic book, turned horror flick, The Shining.

Photos: Go inside the Shining hotel

A large hotel in the middle of the mountains of Colorado was one of the stars of the classic book, turned horror flick, The Shining. As the legend goes, Stephen King went to the Stanley Hotel, and were the only guests in the building. It was scheduled to be closed ...

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