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James Patterson Gives Booksellers Holiday Bonus

It’s holiday bonus time and author James Patterson has 500 gifts of $500 each to give to booksellers. The winners, 100 of which are children’s booksellers, were announced after being selected from 2,500 applications.

Harry Potter First Edition Hidden In Plain Sight

Emily Saiban can thank her avid booktube watching for helping make a delightful discovery: Wimbledon Library had a rare first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. “‘The first thing I noticed was a younger Dumbledore on the back cover’ she explained. ‘Then, I looked on page 53 to see if wand was listed twice on Harry’s school equipment list.’” The book has been in the library for 21 years–in case you wanted to feel old today.

Yes, She Can

Walt Disney Studios dropped a full trailer for the upcoming film Mulan and it looks beautiful and powerful. The film, set to release in March, follows a young woman who masquerades as a man in order to take her ailing warrior father’s position.