Harry Potter Celebrates 15 Years with New Paperback Covers

To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the release of the original Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Scholastic recently unveiled new covers for the Harry Potter series. These new paperback editions were illustrated by New York Times bestselling author and illustrator, Kazu Kibuishi. In each of the new cover illustrations, Kibuishi captures a pivotal moment from that particular book.

The complete series of new books and a new boxed set will be available on August 27.

Here are some quick facts about the Harry Potter series from Scholastic:

• Every Harry Potter book has been a No. 1 New York Times and USA Today bestseller.

• Worldwide sales of Harry Potter exceed 450 million copies.

• Harry Potter is published in 74 languages.

• The seventh book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows sold 8.3 million copies in the first 24 hours breaking all publishing records (set by previously published Harry Potter titles).

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