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Philosopher’s Stone exhibition at National Library of Scotland set for June 26

June 21, 2017

There will be a special exhibition at the National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh that will last only for seven hours. The reason? The 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

The exhibit will run from 12:00-19:00 GMT on June 26, the date commonly acknowledged as the publication day of the first book in the Harry Potter series in Edinburgh, where J.K. Rowling wrote a large part of the Philosopher’s Stone. The exhibition will have interesting copies on display. There will be the rare first edition of the very first book filled with personal notes and drawings by J.K.Rowling, auctioned in 2013 for EnglishPEN.

Also, visitors will be able to see a copy of The Tales of Beedle the Bard, signed by the author as well. On display too, there will be a copy of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince — the first copy of the first edition of this book to come off the printing press, not only signed by J.K.Rowling but donated by her to the National Library of Scotland.

More information can be found on the page of the event. Entrance is free.

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