MinaLima Edition of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” to Be Released Fall 2020

If you’ve been loving MinaLima’s editions of classic fairy tales, you won’t want to miss what they’ve got planned for next October: a new edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

The big announcement was made this morning on Good Morning America with an exciting teaser video you can watch below:

 

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling: MinaLima Edition

As revealed on Good Morning America, a stunning new innovative edition of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone will be published on October 20, 2020. Designed and illustrated by award-winning MinaLima best known for their work on the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films, this dazzling edition is fully illustrated in brilliant color and features exclusive interactive paper craft elements, including a fold-out Hogwarts letter and more! #HarryPotter #HPMinaLima

Posted by Scholastic on Thursday, February 6, 2020

 

The book is slated to include eight interactive features, including a Hogwarts letter, Diagon Alley shopping list, fold-out Hogwarts Castle, and more. It will be released simultaneously by Scholastic and Bloomsbury (as Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone) on October 20. Check out the cover below!

 

 

Eduardo Lima and Miraphora Mina lauded the new edition:

Twenty years of designing for the Wizarding World have come full circle in this extraordinary opportunity to depict Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in a whole new way. From creating Harry’s Hogwarts acceptance letter for the first film to envisioning his world for this new illustrated edition, MinaLima’s many invitations to visualize this fantastic universe never cease to beguile. We have sought to bring together our artistry with J.K. Rowling’s singular storytelling to offer the reader a completely fresh experience of this now new classic work.

Will the pair be up for designing editions of the rest of the books in the series? Let’s hope so! For now, you can preorder your copy from Amazon.

Press Release

SCHOLASTIC REVEALS COVER OF SPECTACULAR NEW EDITION
OF HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE
TO BE PUBLISHED ON OCTOBER 20, 2020

DESIGNED AND ILLUSTRATED
BY AWARD-WINNING DESIGN STUDIO MINALIMA

(New York, NY – February 6, 2020) – Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, today revealed the cover of a stunning new edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Scholastic Inc. Trade Hardcover Edition ISBN 978-1-338-59670-0; $37.99; All Ages) to be published on October 20, 2020. This innovative edition of the first book in the Harry Potter series is designed and illustrated by the award-winning design studio MinaLima, best known for establishing the visual graphic style of the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films.

With brilliant full-color illustrations on nearly every page, this new edition also includes eight interactive special paper craft features. Readers can open the beautifully designed, elaborately folded Hogwarts letter and Diagon Alley shopping list, reveal the magical entryway to Diagon Alley, open a die-cut, fold-out Hogwarts Castle, make a sumptuous feast appear in the Great Hall, and more.

“This new edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is the perfect way to start a new generation of readers on their Hogwarts journey and at the same time, is sure to be a treasured keepsake for fans to add to their collection,” said Ellie Berger, President Scholastic Trade. “The Harry Potter series continues to inspire readers of all ages with its universal themes of friendship, imagination and the triumph of good over evil.”

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was published by Scholastic in the U.S. in September 1998 with a first printing of 50,000 copies. More than 20 years later, the Harry Potter book series has sold more than 500 million copies worldwide.

“Twenty years of designing for the Wizarding World have come full circle in this extraordinary opportunity to depict Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in a whole new way. From creating Harry’s Hogwarts acceptance letter for the first film to envisioning his world for this new illustrated edition, MinaLima’s many invitations to visualize this fantastic universe never cease to beguile. We have sought to bring together our artistry with J.K. Rowling’s singular storytelling to offer the reader a completely fresh experience of this now new classic work,” said Eduardo Lima & Miraphora Mina.

MINALIMA DESIGN is an award-winning graphic design studio founded by Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima, best known for their ten-year involvement in the Harry Potter film franchise, where they established the visual graphic style of the film series. From their London studio, they have continued telling stories through visuals from designing books and packaging to creating graphic props for films such as Sweeney Todd (2007), The Imitation Game (2014), and the Fantastic Beasts films. They also designed the bestselling books The Case of Beasts: Explore the Film Wizardry of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, The Archive of Magic: Explore the Film Wizardry of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, J.K. Rowling’s screenplays for the Fantastic Beasts films, Peter Pan, The Jungle Book, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid and Other Fairy Tales, The Secret Garden, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and The Adventures of Pinocchio.

Jessica J.

I've been making magic at MuggleNet since 2012, when I first joined the staff as a News intern. I've never wavered from the declaration in my childhood journal, circa October 2000: "I LOVE Harry Potter! If I clean my room, my mom says she'll make me a dinner a wizard would love!" Proud Gryffindor; don't hate.