Bloomsbury Breaks a Guinness World Record!
In celebration of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone turning 20, Bloomsbury teamed up with Bolton Library and Museum Services and 11 local elementary schools to break the Guinness World Record for Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Harry Potter.
The previous record was set at 521, and this year’s celebration brought in a staggering 676 Harry Potter lookalikes!
Everyone in attendance expressed their excitement and joy at helping shatter the record, including the Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief, Craig Glenday.
Congratulations to the 676 Potterheads for this magical achievement. Harry Potter continues to cast his spell on readers of all ages, and ([S]orting) hats off to JK Rowing for inspiring a new generation to pick up books and enjoy reading.
It’s amazing to see how even 20 years after its release, the magic of Harry Potter still continues to bring together scores of people with a common love.
Congratulations to Bloomsbury and Bolton, UK on their outstanding achievement!
Are you attending any special events for the 20th anniversary of Philosopher’s Stone?