Harry Potter coming to the British Library
To celebrate Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’s 20th birthday, Bloomsbury, the book’s UK publisher, will be hosting a number of special events and competitions throughout 2017 in honour of J.K. Rowling’s debut novel.
Firstly, on the birthday itself, they will be releasing four new Hogwarts house-themed editions of Philosopher’s Stone, each featuring the crest and colours of either Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff and Slytherin.
Bloomsbury will also be collaborating with the British Library in London for a huge Harry Potter event. Opening on 20 October 2017, the British Library will be hosting an exciting exhibition, celebrating the magic of Harry Potter. It will be the first of its kind celebrating a single series of books by a living author.
The exhibition will draw on the British Library’s own collections to showcase all sorts of thrilling treasures, exploring the history of magic all over the world and displays of wizarding books. It will also feature previously unseen material from Bloomsbury’s and J.K. Rowling’s archives.