10th anniversary cover
10th anniversary cover

Help Scholastic celebrate 10 years of 'Harry Potter'

  August 20, 2008 at 10:45 AM ET
  Geri     Yahoo! News (via Marketwire via Yahoo! Finance)
  harry potter and the sorcerer's stone, harry potter, scholastic


To celebrateopens in new window the 10th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Scholastic, the U.S. publishers of the series, will hold at their headquarters in New York City, the Harry Potter Cover to Cover Day event starting at 8 am on Tuesday, September 23rd.

Highlights will includeopens in new window:

  • Fans of all ages can view the event on a live webcastopens in new window (www.scholastic.com/readharry), and those in New York will get a chance to sit in the throne used by J.K. Rowling at Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall, and read a portion from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone aloud.
  • Every participant will receive a FREE Harry Potter Cover to Cover Day commemorative souvenir, and the first 50 readers will receive a free copy of the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone special anniversary edition complete with new illustrations by Mary GrandPré.
  • Harry Potter costumes and attire is encouraged but not required.
  • First come, first served to read aloud.
  • Due to live web casting of the event, all readers under age 18 years old, must be accompanied by a legal parent/guardian.

Ellie Berger, President of Trade Books, Scholastic, said of the event:

We are thrilled to celebrate the first decade of Harry Potter's magical influence on books and reading, right here at Scholastic headquarters. What makes this anniversary special is seeing readers who have grown up with Harry celebrating alongside a new generation of readers who will just be beginning their Hogwarts journey.

You can purchase the special 10th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone through HPANA's site storeopens in new window.

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