Harry Potter Book Day is an opportunity for fans across the country to celebrate the world of Harry Potter, the magical books and all things Hogwarts!
The theme this year is Magical Places - from platform nine and three-quarters to Hogsmeade, The Burrow to the Ministry of Magic, there’s a whole wizarding world to explore. So get creative, share your love of the books and hold your own Harry Potter themed event.
Each year Bloomsbury creates a downloadable event kit packed to the brim with ideas and activities that can be used to hold your own event – whether you are a bookshop, school, library or want to celebrate at home with family and friends.
From invitations, ideas for decorating, fancy dress and food and drink, to quizzes, word searches, colouring and games suitable for all ages, the kit contains everything you need to prepare an event, however big or small.
Register for the Harry Potter Book Day event kit here and sign up to the newsletter to receive more information. Previously Harry Potter Book Night, the event has been rebranded to ensure that the fun is open to fans of all ages.
The Harry Potter Wizarding Almanac
As part of the celebrations, Bloomsbury is publishing The Harry Potter Wizarding Almanac. The only official companion to the Harry Potter stories – the ultimate compendium of wizarding lists, charts, maps and all things magical! Whisk yourself away to Harry Potter's wizarding world with this Whiz-bang of an illustrated companion. Discover magical places, study wandlore, encounter fantastic beasts and find out about the witches and wizards who lived.
This dazzling gift book brings together beloved characters, unforgettable moments and iconic locations from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone all the way through to The Deathly Hallows. It's the ultimate magical miscellany, filled with facts and fun about the wizarding world, beautifully catalogued and brilliantly explored. There is a fantastic article about the Almanac on www.wizardingworld.com, with a sneak peek at the stunning illustrations and fascinating detail found within its pages.
Included within the exciting events planned for Harry Potter Book Day, Evanna Lynch, famous for her role as Luna Lovegood in the film series, is presenting a special virtual lesson that will be free for teachers to show during the day - and for parents and carers to enjoy at home after school. Illustrator Jonny Duddle will give a class in How to Draw Hogwarts, there will be a creative writing session and even a chance to learn a few new spells.
You can find out more about the Harry Potter Book Day School event here.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is the beginning of an epic journey that follows Harry Potter, the boy wizard, and his adventures at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. From there the phenomenal success of Harry Potter has seen the publication of numerous books, a major movie franchise, a theatre production and Harry Potter tourist attractions across the globe.
Scroll down for a selection from the huge collection of Harry Potter books and the Wizarding World publications.