New special edition for the 20th anniversary of the Harry Potter books
To commemorate the publication of the first Harry Potter book in the US, the new paperback versions of the Harry Potter series will be released in July, to be followed by a collectible boxed set in September.
The editions will boast brand-new cover designs by Brian Selznick – the Caldecott Medal-winning artist responsible for the acclaimed book The Invention of Hugo Cabret, which was so memorably turned into the Martin Scorsese movie Hugo… a film that went on to scoop up 11 Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture
‘I’m a big Harry Potter fan and it is an incredible honor to illustrate J.K. Rowling’s iconic series,’ says Brian. ‘I am thrilled to play a part in this exciting 20th anniversary celebration and look forward to meeting Harry Potter fans and readers across the country.’
Ellie Berger, President of Scholastic Trade, said. “As the longtime U.S. publisher of Harry Potter, we’ve seen firsthand the impact of the series over the past twenty years — from the early support and enthusiasm among booksellers and librarians, to kids discovering the books for the first time, and to families and friends lining up for midnight parties. On this milestone anniversary, we are excited to join the legions of fans as we celebrate this cultural phenomenon, and look forward to introducing Harry Potter to a new generation of readers.”
As of 2017, more than 400 million Harry Potter titles had been sold. It’s the best-selling book series of all time.
You can also commemorate the 20th anniversary of the first book by adding by dressing yourself as one of the Harry Potter characters