UPDATED: Win a Copy of the Deluxe Illustrated Edition of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”
MuggleNet has been bringing you news about the new Harry Potter illustrated edition and its illustrator Jim Kay since we first learned of the release, and today, we have something new and exciting to share with you. Bloomsbury released a newsletter with two very important announcements earlier today.
Firstly, today marks the official release day for the deluxe edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. And secondly, you can win a copy of the new (and undoubtedly even more fabulous) edition for free.
The newsletter stated the following about the new release and the contest:
Today, the [d]eluxe [i]llustrated [e]dition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling, illustrated by Jim Kay, [was] released, and to celebrate, we’re offering you the opportunity to win one of these stunning editions. To enter, simply tell us which shop you would like to visit in Jim Kay’s Diagon Alley on Twitter using #HarryPotterDeluxe and tagging @KidsBloomsbury, or email your answer to email@example.com with #HarryPotterDeluxe in the subject line. Click here to view the Diagon Alley illustration to help you decide!
There are several ways to enter the contest. If you do wish to enter and throw your conical hat into the ring for a chance at a free copy, you have until November 18 to do so. The competition is open to residents of the UK and RoI only. For more information on terms and conditions, please click here.
If you are too excited to wait for the results of the contest, you can order your own copy today from the Bloomsbury website.
You can see some more images of the new deluxe edition in our gallery below.
So which shop would you like to visit in Jim Kay’s Diagon Alley? Tell us! Be sure to tell Bloomsbury, too. Sometimes, the best things in life really are free.
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HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE – DELUXE ILLUSTRATED EDITION
Written by J.K. Rowling, illustrated by Jim Kay
Published by Bloomsbury 5th November 2015, £150
Bloomsbury are set to publish a deluxe edition of the full-colour illustrated Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone written by J.K. Rowling and illustrated by Jim Kay, alongside the much anticipated £30 edition.
The deluxe illustrated edition of J.K. Rowling’s timeless classic will feature an exclusive pull-out double gatefold of Diagon Alley; intricate foiled line art by Jim Kay on a real cloth cover and slipcase; gilt edges on premium grade paper; head and tail bands and two ribbon markers. It is the ultimate must-have edition for any fan, collector or bibliophile. This edition will be sold exclusively from the Bloomsbury.com website until March 2016 when it will be made available to retail outlets.
This special edition is an utterly enchanting feast of a book and something to treasure for a lifetime. Brimming with rich detail and humour, Jim Kay’s dazzling depiction of the wizarding world and much loved characters will captivate fans and new readers alike. In oil, pastel, pencil, watercolour, pixels and a myriad of other techniques, Jim Kay has created over 115 astonishing illustrations[/toggle]