Bloomsbury Announces Release of ‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets’ House Editions!

Jan 10, 2018

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

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Today Bloomsbury publishers announced it will release updated house editions of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets this summer to mark the 20th anniversary of its publication!

The new books will be available June 28 in both hardback and softcover versions. The hardback option will come in your choice of Gryffindor red, Slytherin green, Ravenclaw blue, and Hufflepuff yellow, while the paperback cover will feature a sleek black look with individual house detailing.


According to Pottermore, the text of both editions will undergo the same magical makeover, now including artist Levi Pinfold’s illustration of your house common room, an introduction to the house, and a featurette on house elves.

In more exciting news, following on the success of the anniversary editions of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone last year, which celebrated 20 years since its 1997 release, Bloomsbury also announced plans to continue marking the publishing anniversaries of J.K. Rowling’s epic wizarding series with new editions of the remaining five.

Those release dates have not yet been announced, but it’s something to watch for–and fans can rest easy knowing these incredible books will one day comprise a beautiful commemorative set, a must-have for the devoted collector and proud Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw, or Hufflepuff!

If you simply cannot wait to make your selection, the books are available for pre-order at Bloomsbury Publishing UK here. And to round out your Harry Potter book shelf (let’s not pretend you don’t need one), there are other special editions available as well!

The illustrated edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, with art by Olivia Lomenech Gill, released Nov. 7, 2017, and the illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, by the amazing Jim Kay, released Oct. 3, 2017. Head to your local bookstore or go online to pick these up now–and don’t forget, Bloomsbury will also release an illustrated edition of The Tales of Beedle the Bard, by award-winning artist Chris Riddell, on Oct. 2, 2018.

What a year it will be for the book lover in us all!

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