It’s been 20 years since Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone came out. In honor of J.K. Rowling’s well-loved fantasy series Pottermore, Bloomsbury and Scholastic are teaming up to put together a new book club: Wizarding World Book Club.
According to a tweet made by Pottermore’s official Twitter account this month (May 5), the Wizarding World Book Club, set to launch worldwide this June, promises to celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter by inviting fans (old and new) to partake in online discussions about Rowling’s celebrated series.
— Pottermore (@pottermore) May 5, 2017
The new book club is free—considering you own all the books already—and seeks to introduce new readers to the Harry Potter franchise, while also affording dedicated fans the opportunity to take part in conversations concerning Rowling’s beloved series.
Starting next month, participants who are interested in joining the Wizarding World Book Club will be invited to read (or re-read) one Harry Potter book a month—though more time will be allotted for the longer books in the series, which will be divided accordingly. The club will then hold various discussions about each of the books in the Harry Potter series. From conversations on the Pottermore website to weekly thematic debates on the book club’s new Twitter account, there will be many different ways for fans to engage.
Although all of the details about the new book club have yet to be revealed, you can keep up with the specifics by registering at Pottermore (where a new section will be created in honor of the new book club in the future). Or you can simply follow the Wizarding World Book Club on Twitter for new updates.
As someone who fell in love with the Harry Potter books as a child when Sorcerer’s Stone first released and revisits the books every few years, I am more than excited to see a new book club committed to a series that holds a special place in my heart. Even though I just re-read all of the books in the series late last year, and started off this year with Pottermore’s e-books, now might be the perfect time to test my skills in translation and pick up a copy of Sorcerer’s Stone in Japanese.