New Hogwarts Houses editions and British Library Exhibition in 2017

August 8, 2016.

To mark the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Bloomsbury is teaming up with the British Library for a very special exhibition. On the anniversary date (June 27th, 2017), the publishing house will be releasing four new Hogwarts house-themed editions of The Philosopher’s Stone, each featuring the crest and colours of either Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff and Slytherin.

Also, Bloomsbury will 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, as well as a number of other sources.

Bloomsbury is planning more events and competitions for 2017.

The price for the Hogwarts House edition will be £7.99. I personally think we may expect a box set including four copies of The Philosopher’s Stone, one from each house. The covers will be revealed soon, but this is the preview image Bloomsbury is using: