Calling All Harry Potter Fans

Calling All Harry Potter Fans

Attention Harry Potter Fans – if you’ve ever wanted to share your love of all things Hogwarts and magic with a bunch of like-minded Potter crazed readers, then you’ll need to find out about Harry Potter Book Night ASAP.

Thursday 6th February marks the sixth annual Harry Potter Book Night and this year fans will be celebrating the Triwizard Tournament.

Since Harry Potter Book Night began in 2015, there have been thousands of events organised with over 13,000 organised in 2018 alone, so make sure you check with your local bookshop or library to see what is happening near you.

In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry and three other champions must face challenges that will test them in different ways – their magical prowess, their daring and their powers of deduction. Are you brave enough to put your name into the Goblet of Fire?

Wizards, Witches and Muggles from around the world are invited to take part in a tournament of their own, competing in enchanting games, making magical crafts and testing their skills with an array of activities.

Wands at the ready … let the magic begin!

Publisher Bloomsbury, has created an event map here so you can see what local events are already in the works. It’s worth noting that some bookshops and libraries host their events on the following Saturday.

If you can’t get to one of the events it’s worth taking a look at the website anyway as there are lots of fun resources, games and print outs that you can use any time, along with a newsletter you can sign up for to receive updates on all Potter related news.

And you can share your ideas and plans for Harry Potter Book Night on Twitter and Facebook using #HarryPotterBookNight.

You never know, this could be the biggest Harry Potter Book Night 2020 yet!

 

Photo credit – Shutterstock – Wachiwit

 

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J.K. Rowling
Publisher
Bloomsbury
Genres
Children’s Fiction, Fantasy
Released
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Synopsis

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Publisher
Bloomsbury
Genres
Children’s Fiction, Fantasy
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Bloomsbury
Genres
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Synopsis

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Publisher
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About the author

J.K. Rowling

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