Celebrate Harry Potter Book Night 2019 with Illustrators Jim Kay and Chris Riddell

With less than three weeks to go, Bloomsbury’s fifth Harry Potter Book Night is fast approaching! Once again, Waterstones Piccadilly in London has an amazing night planned for fans wanting to celebrate their favorite boy wizard on February 7.

Illustrators Jim Kay (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban) and Chris Riddell (Tales of Beedle the Bard) will appear at their first ever joint event for a night of conversation and all things Potter. The theme for this year is Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, so attendees can expect to hear Kay and Riddell talk about their Hogwarts Houses, their favorite things about the Castle, and even whom they would like to share a common room with.

The event takes place at Waterstones Piccadilly on February 7 at 7 p.m., and tickets can be purchased from the Waterstones website. Each £10 ticket includes entry to the event, a Harry Potter Book Night pin badge, and entry into a raffle to win a limited number of prints signed by Kay or Riddell.



Can’t make it to Waterstones Piccadilly? Thankfully, there are many other events taking place in bookstores and libraries across the United Kingdom and the rest of the world. Bloomsbury has put together an event map so fans can see where their nearest celebration of Potter will take place.



And if you don’t see an event taking place near to you, all is not lost! There is still plenty of time to download a digital event kit full of activities and games designed to help fans celebrate the wizarding world. You can download your own kit from Bloomsbury here.

How are you planning to celebrate Harry Potter Book Night this year? Will you be attending an event or hosting your own?

Lucy O'Shea

I was given a copy of Philosopher's Stone in 2001, and instantly, I was hooked. Since then, my passion for Potter has been equaled only by my passion for fair access to education (and watching motorsport). A spell I wish could exist in the Muggle world is the summoning charm because this Hufflepuff is not a "particularly good finder"!