20 Magical Instagram Snaps in Honor of the Wizarding World Book Club

20 years worth of Harry Potter memories.

20 best harry potter instagram pictures

J.K. Rowling introduced the world to the magic of Harry Potter 20 years ago. Seven novels, eight movies, three e-books, and a play later, Harry Potter has, without a doubt, become one of the most well-known and most loved fantasy stories out there. In honor of the beloved series, the Harry Potter companion site, Pottermore, announced that a book club was in the works.

The end of June is finally here and with it marks the beginning of the Wizarding World Book Club, where fans old and new are encouraged to read (or re-read) all of the novels in the Harry Potter series and partake in weekly, theme based discussions on Pottermore and Twitter.

Those who wish to participate, but have not yet started re-reading should not be dismayed, however, as Pottermore is not designating chapters, nor do they expect you to finish the entire book in a day. Instead, the reading is merely guided by themes. For instance, for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone the weekly themes are magic and the muggle world; first impressions; education; friendship; and, heroes and villains.

The Wizarding World Book Club will cover all seven novels in the Harry Potter series, with themes and discussions changing accordingly as time goes on.

About Harry Potter:

Harry Potter’s life is miserable. His parents are dead and he’s stuck with his heartless relatives, who force him to live in a tiny closet under the stairs. But his fortune changes when he receives a letter that tells him the truth about himself: he’s a wizard. A mysterious visitor rescues him from his relatives and takes him to his new home, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

After a lifetime of bottling up his magical powers, Harry finally feels like a normal kid. But even within the Wizarding community, he is special. He is the boy who lived: the only person to have ever survived a killing curse inflicted by the evil Lord Voldemort, who launched a brutal takeover of the Wizarding world, only to vanish after failing to kill Harry.

In honor of 20 magic filled years, here are some of the best Instagram snaps of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter:
Disclaimer: The images used in this post do not belong to Paperback Paris, but to their accredited creators.

⚡️British Time: 26 June 2017 ✨ it has been 20 years since the first Harry Potter was published: Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone ⚡️ I am eternally thankful that the incredible J.K. Rowling had delivered this amazing magic series to the world! ⚡️ Harry Potter series have taught us that courage, friendship, wit, and loyalty are priceless; and the good will always win if we stick together … there will always be evil and bad people out there, but once we find our kinds, and fight to achieve the greater good, we can accomplish anything ⚡️ thank you my fellow Harry Potter fans for keeping the story alive and for loving one another & thank you book publishers and media for keeping this magic timeless ⚡️ ~ LOVE, a forever Harry Potter fan 💋 ⚡️ • ❤️• 💙• 💛• 💚• ❤️• 💙• 💛• 💚• ❤️• 💙• Bloomsbury Publishing published this limited edition of Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone to celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter Magic & I'm just so so in love! so timeless & beautiful! ♥️ contemplating getting the paperback version too! ⚡️✨⚡️✨⚡️✨⚡️✨⚡️✨⚡️✨⚡️✨⚡️✨ #harrypotter #harrypotter20 #jkrowling #harrypotterandthephilosophersstone #20thanniversary #hermionegranger #harrypotter20thanniversary #ronweasley #gryffindor #ravenclaw #hufflepuff #slytherin #albusdumbledore #harrypotterhouseedition #godricgryffindor #rowenaravenclaw #helgahufflepuff #salazarslytherin #nearlyheadlessnick #thegreylady #thefatfriar #thebloodybaron #magic #bookworm #20yearsofharrypottermagic #wizardingworldofharrypotter #knowledgeispower #hogwarts #hogwartsschoolofwitchcraftandwizadry

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Today is the day that the world changed for many of us. It's the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. My father bought the book to read it to my brother and I as our bedtime story – I was 6 at the time. I remember him not being sure how to pronounce Hermione's name, I remember begging him to continue reading to me during the day and always being told that I had to wait for bedtime. Since then I have reread the series numerous times, own multiple copies, listen to Stephen Fry reading them to me (he's almost as good as my dad was), and turn to the movies whenever I need something comforting. Some might call it obsession, I call it passion for the thing that changed your life. I'm looking forward to being a part of @pottermore Wizarding World Book Club, rereading again and joining in the discussion on Twitter #WWBookClub ❤️🤓 @krystalgagen #harrypotter #HarryPotter20 #harrypottergeneration #HP #housepride #jkrowling #gryffindor #editions #bookaddict #bookaholic #bookstagram #booklover #bookworm #bookdragon #picoftheday #inspo #geek #geekgirl #passion #gagensreads

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Yay Harry Potter! Happy birthday Philosophers stone 🎉 #20thanniversaryedition

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Just a bit of boxed-sets😁English Scholastic Hardcover set in trunk-like box . English Bloomsbury hardcover set. Russian Machaon translation. Czech softcover set. German softcover set. English Bloomsbury softcover adult edition set. Actually, I love them all! Thank you JK Rowling for this magic in my life! 20th anniversary today! 💚💙❤️💛Наконец-то дошли руки сфотографировать все книги в боксах, что у меня есть☺️Каждое издание прекрасно по-своему- люблю каждое из них💙💚💛❤️Всех с 20-ти летием выхода первой части! 20 лет назад в нашу жизнь пришла магия! #harrypotter20 #harrypotter20thanniversary #20yearsofharrypotter #pottershelves #Pottercollection #HarryPottercollection #Potterhead #potterheads #WizardingWorld #Mypottercollection #myharrypottercollection #harrypotterstuff #pottershelves #HarryPotter #Hogwarts #JKRowling #Slytherin #Ravenclaw #Gryffindor #Hufflepuff #Fantasticbeastsandwheretofindthem #Fantasticbeasts #HarryPotterbook #Potterbook #Quidditch #Magic #ГарриПоттер #Хогвартс #Поттероман #Коллекция #Магия

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I can't believe it took me so long to read this! 📚⚡️ #bookish #bookstagram #harrypotter #bookcover #booklover

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These were some of my favorite pics!

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Written by Melissa Ratcliff

Reader, Writer & Translator. Cats, books and video games are my life.