NEWS: British Library to Celebrate 20th Anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

The British Library has today announced that to mark the 20th anniversary since Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was published, it will be presenting a new exhibition about the magic of Harry Potter. 

Set to open on the 20th October 2017 and running until 28th February 2018, the exhibition aims to take visitors right to the heart of one of the most beloved book series of all time.

From descriptions of dragons and griffins to the origins of the philosopher’s stone, the exhibition is a chance for fans to explore the story in a completely different way.

So far, few details have been released about the display, but it is set to showcase a range of wizarding books and manuscrips, combined with original material from Bloomsbury’s and J.K. Rowling’s archives.

Jamie Andrews, Head of Culture and Learning at the British Library said: “We at the British Library are thrilled to be working with J.K. Rowling and with Bloomsbury to mark the twentieth anniversary of Harry Potter, and to inspire fans with the magic of our own British Library collections.”

More details about the exhibition will be released in early 2017, with tickets for the display going on sale in spring 2017.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was originally released in June 1997, with an initial hardback print run of just 500 copies. It has gone on to sell over 450 million copies world wide.



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