‘Harry Potter’ 20th Anniversary U.S. Editions With Cover Art By Brian Selznick Released Today, on the Series’ 21st Birthday!

Jun 26, 2018

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Art, Books, Cover Art, Cover Artists, News, Publishers, Scholastic

New editions of the entire Harry Potter series released today in celebration of the 21st anniversary of the Potter series today (marking the anniversary of the release of Philosopher’s Stone in the U.K.) and the upcoming Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone anniversary (September 1st), with covers illustrated by the wonderful Brian Selznick!

The cover art of all seven books come together to form a huge mural, with moments from each Potter book, seen below:


You can see the covers in their full glory in our original coverage, here. We also met Brian Selznick at A Celebration of Harry Potter earlier this year, where he told us that he’s a proud Hufflepuff!


You can also see him talk a little more about the release of his editions in this clip from today’s Good Morning America:

The 20th Anniversary of the release of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone takes place on 1st September, and these editions will be a great way to reread before then (although, a collectible box set of the Selznick editions is due in August, so if that’s something you’ll likely be interested in, you might want to hold off until then, if you can!).


Selznick’s art will be displayed at the History of Magic exhibition (beginning this October) at the New York Historical Society Museum and Library, tickets for which are currently on sale. Read more here.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Sorcerer’s Stone and get your very own copies of Brian Selznick’s gorgeous mural art editions, head to Scholastic’s official website, here! To celebrate the Harry Potter series’ 21st birthday, be sure to check out our reread of Philosopher’s Stone here.


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