UPDATE: The Wizarding World Book Club kicks off today – EXACTLY 20 years after the publication of the first book – with the theme ‘Magic and the Muggle World.’
Pottermore has released full details about the club here, as well as the below explainer video.
ORIGINAL STORY: Pottermore – the digital arm of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter empire – is launching a book club to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in the UK.
Participants will read a Harry Potter book every couple of months – using materials on a dedicated section on Pottermore – and then discuss in weekly Twitter debates.
“The Wizarding World Book Club is Pottermore’s way of responding to Harry Potter fans who have been asking for a book club for almost two decades,” said Pottermore’s Global Digital Director Henriette Stuart-Reckling. “Members will be able to enjoy the shared experience of reading the books together, and then joining the discussions we’re facilitating on our social channels, all curated by Pottermore.”
She continued, “Our goal is to create a global community of Harry Potter readers who are communicating with each other as they are reading the same book, at the same time.”
Philosopher’s Stone first hit UK shelves on June 26, 1997, though there’s no word yet regarding when the book club will launch this coming June.