Today Bloomsbury has revealed that sales of Harry Potter books are up 126% in 2015, largely due to all the new hype surrounding the series and their new editions of the books. They hope to further this initiative over the next couple of years. October 2016 will see the release of the Illustrated Edition of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets as well as some other promotions surrounding the new play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

2017 will be the big year. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Bloomsbury will be releasing a myriad of books. Read on to learn more!

  1. A brand new edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will be released in on February 9th 2017, with a new foreword from J.K. Rowling and an irresistible new jacket by Jonny Duddle.
  2. Bloomsbury will publish FOUR special editions of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone to tie in with it’s 20th anniversary in June 2017. Each book will represent one of the four Hogwarts houses.
  3. Bloomsbury will also be running a programme of activities and celebrations throughout the year to mark the landmark anniversary.
  4. Bloomsbury will commission three new illustrators to create lavish, full-colour illustrated editions of J.K. Rowling’s three Hogwarts Library books, starting with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in autumn 2017, The Tales of Beedle the Bard in 2018 and Quidditch Through the Ages in 2019. Illustrator announcements will follow in due course.
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