Bloomsbury Teams Up with the British Library for “Potter” Exhibition
Bloomsbury UK is gearing up for a big year – with the 20th anniversary celebrations of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone looming. The anniversary of the first Harry Potter book will be celebrated on June 26, 2017, and in order to celebrate the date, Bloomsbury is planning several special occasions.
Bloomsbury revealed its 20th anniversary publishing schedule earlier this year, but the publisher has confirmed that the special House editions of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone will
feature the [H]ouse shield illustrated on the jacket, [custom] extra content and stunning sprayed edges in [H]ouse colours.
Today, Bloomsbury has also announced that it will be teaming up with the British Library for a very special Harry Potter exhibition. The exhibition will open on October 20, 2017, and
will take readers on a spellbinding journey to the heart of the Harry Potter stories. The exhibition will showcase the history of magic across the world, using an extraordinary range of wizarding books, manuscripts and objects, and combine fascinating treasures from the British Library’s collections with previously-unseen [sic] material from the Bloomsbury and J.K. Rowling archives.
It will be the first exhibition at the British Library to feature a series of books by a single living author.
Rebecca McNally, the Publishing Director at Bloomsbury Children’s Books, said,
The British Library is a magical place for book lovers. They are the perfect partners for a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition exploring a once-in-a-lifetime cultural phenomenon, a thrilling celebration of magic and imagination with Harry Potter at its heart.
You can find out more about the exhibition, which will run until February 28, 2018, here. More information about the exhibition will be released early 2017, and tickets will be available to book from spring 2017.
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