Monday 19th June 2017
The Wizarding World Book Club is officially here. Here’s everything you need to know.
Today marks the launch of the Wizarding World Book Club: the official club for old and new readers to read and discuss the Harry Potter books together.
You can register right here and have a look at our introduction video to see what it’s all about.
It has been 20 years since the UK publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. To celebrate this, Pottermore, along with publishers Bloomsbury and Scholastic, are giving people a chance to read, discuss and analyse the seven Harry Potter books: Pottermore’s absolute favourite hobby.
From today, you can visit the Wizarding World Book Club hub where you can join us in reading (or re-reading) the Harry Potter books in order, starting with Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, working all the way up to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
The Book Club will be exceptionally thorough, breaking down each book by different themes every week. The club invites you to chat about the books at different points in the stories.
The Wizarding World Book Club’s opening book is, of course, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, and the themed weeks officially begin on Monday 26 June – 20 years since the book was first published.
Next week’s opening theme will be ‘Magic and the Muggle World.’ This will take you through the first four chapters of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, and explore the differences between wizarding life and Muggle life.
Pottermore will look at Philosopher’s Stone all through June and July, with the themes as follows:
Once you’ve read the chapters, you can then participate in each theme in a few different ways.
Starting from 23 June, we will host a new discussion on our Wizarding World Book Club Twitter every Friday at 4pm, where you will be asked a series of probing questions on the Harry Potter stories.
Each Tuesday, you can read articles looking at different facets of the wizarding world that you might not have thought about before.
The Wizarding World Book Club hub will also let you explore classic Harry Potter extracts and revisit writing by J.K. Rowling which lives here on Pottermore.
So, all that is left to do is to register and start reading.
For weekly Book Club updates, discussions and debates, make sure to follow the official Twitter account, @wwbookclub. Make sure to join us on Friday 23 June to introduce yourself.