Scholastic Set to Publish 10th Anniversary Sorcerer’s Stone

May 20, 2008

Posted by: Melissa Anelli


Harry Potter U.S. publisher Scholastic has announced plans today to release a special edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone on September 23 to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of its publication. The edition will feature new material from J.K. Rowling and new artwork from Mary Grandpré right here in our galleries.

The book will cost $30.00. There are currently 28 million copies of the original version of the book in print in the U.S., and 375 million copies of the books worldwide in 65 languages.

We don’t yet know what type of material J.K. Rowling will deliver for the book but will let you know as soon as we do; Mary GrandPré’s contribution is a new cover depicting Harry gazing into the Mirror of Erised, and a four-color frontispiece (the artwork inside the book that precedes the start of the narrative). The artist said:

“It’s a real treat for me to get another chance to visually bring Harry back to his fans in not only a new scene, but in a new light…Going back to draw the first cover for the anniversary edition was an opportunity for me to show another side of Harry… a vulnerable side. Having come to know and love Harry the way we all have, after experiencing the whole series, I think we can appreciate him even more on an emotional level.”

Scholastic’s full press release is here; you can also get a closeup look at the art on the site here.

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