Remember When It All Began? Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (25th Anniversary Edition) by J.K. Rowling

Remember When It All Began? Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (25th Anniversary Edition) by J.K. Rowling

Galloping gargoyles! 2022 is the silver anniversary of J.K. Rowling’s magical classic Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. First published on 26th June 1997, Harry Potter turns the page to celebrate 25 years in print – and fans can celebrate in nostalgic style.

In celebration of 25 years of Harry Potter magic, Bloomsbury is proud to be releasing a glorious silver anniversary hardback commemorative edition featuring the original, iconic 1997 cover illustrations by Thomas Taylor, available for one year only. The artwork of Harry Potter with his lightning bolt scar, standing next to the Hogwarts Express on Platform Nine and Three-Quarters would go on to become one of the most iconic book covers of the 20th century.

Millennials were the first to discover the boy wizard in 1997, and Harry Potter helped create millions of passionate readers, more than any other generation. As a millennial myself, seeing this original cover in print again instantly transported me back to my primary school library. Curious about the boy with a lightning bolt scar on his forehead and the Hogwarts Express on clear display, I held Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in my ten-year-old hands, eager to go on a new adventure. These books have resonated with me in a way that I can’t put into words, and as a consistent re-reader of the series, it still resonates with me – it’s no wonder it’s so timeless.

While we millennials grew up with Harry and his magical world, queuing up outside bookshops at midnight to get the next book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone has continued to inspire new generations of readers ever since. I see this evident in my young nieces who love the series themselves. We all wish we could experience reading our favourite books for the first time again, and seeing this new generation experience Harry Potter’s magical journey through bright, fresh eyes feels a little bit like that.

This irresistible anniversary limited edition will be available for one year only, while stocks last. In addition to a bright dust jacket emblazoned with a removable silver sticker, readers will discover a wealth of celebratory bonus content inside, including drawings from J.K. Rowling’s own archive, offering a tantalising first glimpse of her endlessly spellbinding wizarding world. And discover Thomas Taylor’s charming account of how a young artist came to illustrate Harry Potter for the very first time. Decorated with the original hand-drawn Hogwarts crest, the inside pages also feature the fully updated and redesigned story text to provide the perfect reading experience.

This is the ultimate Harry Potter gift and a must for any bookshelf. This once-in-a-generation collector’s edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone will take brand-new readers and long-time fans on the magical journey of a lifetime. Don’t miss out on this special edition and get your copy while stocks last!

Buy a copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (25th-anniversary edition) here.

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    Publisher details

    Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – 25th Anniversary Edition
    Author
    J.K. Rowling
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury
    Genre
    Children’s Fiction
    Released
    09 June, 2022
    ISBN
    9781526646651

    Synopsis

    For ages 8+

    This glorious, once-in-a-generation collector's edition of J.K. Rowling's classic first story will take you on the magical journey of a lifetime …

    Galloping gargoyles! 2022 is the silver anniversary of J.K. Rowling's magical classic Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone!

    In celebration of 25 years of Harry Potter magic, Bloomsbury is proud to be releasing a special commemorative edition of the original story, with a wealth of special features and celebratory bonus content guaranteed to delight brand-new readers and long-time fans alike:

    - Beautiful hardback edition for the perfect special gift

    - Original front cover from the very first 1997 edition, illustrated by Thomas Taylor – one of the most iconic book covers of the twentieth century

    - Available for one year only – get your copy while stocks last!

    - Original drawings from J.K. Rowling's own archive

    - Thomas Taylor's charming account of illustrating the cover for the first time, as a young artist

    - Fully updated story text, with refreshed design, to provide the perfect reading experience

    Harry Potter lives in the cupboard under the stairs at his uncle and aunt's house at number four, Privet Drive – until the day when a mysterious letter arrives from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and a giant on a flying motorcycle arrives to change his life with four simple words: 'Harry – yer a wizard.'

    Since its first publication, Harry Potter and his epic adventures have become a cultural phenomenon, bewitching millions of readers all across the globe. This irresistible anniversary edition will bring back treasured memories for the fans who remember the excitement when Harry's journey first began, as well as introduce a new generation to the unforgettable story of the Boy Who Lived.

    J.K. Rowling
    About the author

    J.K. Rowling

    J.K. Rowling is the author of the much-loved series of seven Harry Potter novels, originally published between 1997 and 2007. Along with the three companion books written for charity, the series has sold over 500 million copies, been translated into over 80 languages, and made into eight blockbuster films.Originally written by J.K. Rowling in aid of Comic Relief as a Hogwarts textbook, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them became the inspiration behind a new and original five-film series for Warner Bros., the first of which was released in 2016. The second film in the series, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, was released in November 2018.J.K. Rowling has collaborated with playwright Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany on a stage play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which opened in London's West End in 2016 and on Broadway in 2018, and will have further worldwide openings in 2019.J.K. Rowling also writes the Cormoran Strike crime novels, under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. The fourth in this series was published in autumn 2018. The Strike books have been adapted for television for BBC and HBO television by Bronte Film & Television. J.K. Rowling is also the author of The Casual Vacancy, a standalone novel for adults, published in 2012.

    Books by J.K. Rowling

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